I lived with my grandparents, mom, and sister as a teenager. On most nights, we would sit down as a family for dinner. One of the meals, my grandma would prepare is green beans, potatoes, and ham in the crockpot.
I can still see the kitchen and her round crockpot full of the green beans, potatoes, and ham. We would either have it with bread and butter or a simple salad.
Whenever I cook something from my childhood, I try to tell my boys about it. The Imaginative One was five when my grandma died. During the last year of her life, they became so close. This is a way for him to have memories of her.
When I made this, the potatoes were at the bottom of the crock. So when Hubby looked into the crock all he saw was green beans and 1 piece of ham. He was nervous about what we were having. Once he saw the potatoes, he was relieved. He enjoyed the meal.
Stars of the recipe:
1 lb. fresh green beans, ends snipped off and snapped in half or 2 cans green beans drained
1 lb. baby red potatoes, quartered or halved, depending on size
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 lb. chopped ham
2 chicken bouillon cubes, unwrapped
Seasoned salt, to taste
1. Place potatoes, onions, green beans, onions, ham, seasoned salt, and bouillon cubes in crockpot. (I use a 4 quart crockpot.)
2. Place enough water in the crockpot to cover the food.
3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.