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Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:29 AM

Black-Eyed Peas - A Southern Tradition for New Year's Day

I wouldn't dream of starting off 2017 without eating black-eyed peas on New Year's day. I cooked the dry peas in my crock pot, simmered on low all night with a meaty hunk of ham hock. Went all Southern, served with pan fried chicken, baked sweet potatoes and apple and carrot coleslaw. Made a banana pudding for dessert.

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Reply Black-Eyed Peas - A Southern Tradition for New Year's Day (Original post)
dem in texas Jan 2 OP
JayhawkSD Jan 2 #1
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2 #2
Callalily Jan 2 #3
hermetic Jan 2 #4
japple Jan 2 #5
Phentex Jan 3 #6
trof Jan 6 #7

Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:07 AM

1. No greens? nt

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 06:04 AM

2. My very southern neighbor sends over cooked peas every Jan 1..

I would not think of rejecting her kind offer of good luck.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 07:57 AM

3. Yum! I made black eyed peas too!

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:48 PM

4. Me too

My grandmother was from Texas and made sure we had them every New Year's Day. I hadn't had them in years and decided this year it was time again that I did. Couldn't hurt...

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:47 PM

5. We have field peas from last summer's garden in the freezer, so I just

pulled a bag of those out and cooked them with onions, bell peppers, bay leaf, and a little smoked salt, lots of black pepper. We had the other good luck stuff, too. Sauteed, mixed greens, some smoked pulled pork, rice, cornbread, braised parmesan carrots. For dessert, I poached a few pears in orange juice/honey with vanilla and cinnamon.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 11:07 AM

6. We had the peas, greens, a rack of pork and cornbread...

my son made the cornbread and that was a first. He loves cooking in an iron skillet now.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:26 PM

7. Black eyed peas for luck/good fortune. Collards for money.

One day of good luck for each pea.
Be sure to eat at least 365.

Collards greens for money to come in the new year.

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