So yesterday morning my phone rings. It is Youngest Son, wanting to know if I will be home a little later. Seems he has this left-over ham bone. He doesn't want to toss it, for he doesn't like waste. He knows Mom will make good use of it.
The beans soaked overnight. Tossed a handful of dehydrated carrots in with them along with a couple handfuls of dehydrated onion. They are simmering, along with the ham bone, on the back burner. Lots of meat left on that bone, so later I will remove the bone, leaving chunks of ham in with the beans. And simmer some more.
I'm nearly out of bread, so after a while I will bake a couple of loaves and have some with my supper of ham and beans. I'd say that is a pretty good way to start off the New Year.