According to the internet, the recipe for Hoppin’ John is just ham, onion, black eyed peas, water, salt, pepper, and chili powder.
Shoot, I thought. I’ve got that hambone left over from Christmas. I can do that.
I cannot even begin to tell you how good my house smells right now.
If it tastes even close to that good, I can see why people eat it for New Year’s.