Long ago women in the Deep South would put on a big pot of red beans on Monday mornings and then go wash the laundry. The red beans would cook, largely unattended, all day and supper was ready when the laundry was done. Here's my version of an all day slow simmering pot of red beans. Depending on the sausage and ham you use you may want to add hot sauce and/or seasoned salt. Serve with rice, corn bread, and a green salad. Some serve with ketchup, hot sauce, butter, and/or olive oil. Enjoy!