Today is the 4th of July. What are you cooking?
For lunch, we are having hot dogs, baked beans, and mac and cheese. Then we are off to fireworks tonight!!!
Here is my recipe for homemade beans!!!
24 ounces dry white beans
1 pound ham hocks
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
In a large pot over high heat, combine the beans with water to cover and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat but let sit for 1 hour. Drain beans and place them in a slow cooker. Add the ham hocks, onion, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt and water.
Mix well, cover and cook on high setting for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally. During the final hour of cooking, add the ketchup and mustard, remove the ham from the hocks and discard the hocks. Mix well and serve.