New Year's Good Luck Soup

(Great Neighborhood Gift)

Combine in large container:

2 lb. Navy Beans
1 lb. each of:
Split pea
Great Northern
Red Kidney
Barley, med. size
Baby Lima
Black eyed peas
Black turtle beans

Pour mixed beans into 10 pint jars. Attach a copy of the following recipe to each jar and give away as gifts.

There are 12 different beans in this soup and if you cook it on New Year's Day it will bring you 12 months of GOOD LUCK!

To Prepare: Wash beans. Cover with water, add 2 T. salt. Soak overnight. In 2 qts. Water, put drained beans, 1 large onion, chopped, and a ham hock. Simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hrs.

Add: 1 large can tomatoes
Red pepper, diced to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Simmer until ready to serve. This recipe makes 10-12 bowls and brings good luck and good wishes.

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