1st DAY:

Dry mix 1/3  cup of each; for a total of 3 1/3 cups

black beans               
chick peas                 
navy beans                
pinto beans                
pearl barley
red kidney beans       
split peas                    
baby lima beans        
blackeyed peas

Wash and drain mix.  Add enough water to cover mix and 1 Tbsp. salt.  Soak overnight.  Cook 1 1/2 lbs. chicken and 1 ham hock; remove meat and refrigerate.

2nd DAY:

Drain beans.  Add 3½ qts. water plus 2-3 tsp. Bouquet Garni seasoning.  Simmer 3 hours. Add:

cooked chicken                             
cooked ham
1 lb. sliced smoked sausage        
2 cloves garlic
1 qt. canned tomatoes (cut up)     
2 medium onions
6 stalks celery chopped                    
1 large green pepper, chopped
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. red pepper

Cover and simmer 1½ hours.

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