Different kinds of beans cook at different rates, so it's best to prepare them in separate pans (working in batches if necessary). The salad can be made with just a few types instead of all five, as long as the total amount of dried beans still measures 2 1/2 cups.
The 12 days of Christmas and the evenings of those 12 days (12-tide), are the festive days beginning the evening of Christmas Day through the morning of Epiphany, January 6. Here is a collection of delicious and elegant appetizers, dinners, and desserts to serve at your holiday dinners this year. Happy holidays!