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69. Our neighbors have a big party for this tradition.
They cook a huge pot of black eyed peas and another one of greens. I'm not sure what kind of greens it is but they are very bitter. I only eat a couple of beans and one tiny piece of the greens. They are supposed to bring luck and money in the new year. It's supposed to be a "Southern tradition" and I guess technically San Diego is in the south, but they are the only people in San Diego that I know of who do this. It's an open house and potluck, everybody brings a dish to share, so there are like 50 other things to eat too. I baked a huge flan today, the first time I have ever made flan. The party goes for 4 hours in the afternoon and there is live music and you can dance if you want, but most people just eat and socialize. It's always a lot of fun. I have gone to that party the last 4 years and always eaten at least a few black-eyed peas and one bit of the greens, but sadly, it has never brought me luck or money.
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  -do you do the "BLACK EYED PEAS" superstition on New Years Day? greenbriar  Dec-30-09 01:56 PM   #0 
  - I was going to skip it this year,  Blue_In_AK   Dec-30-09 02:02 PM   #1 
  - I'm Texan and don't do it anymore.  kentauros   Dec-30-09 04:18 PM   #18 
  - Make Texas Caviar - BEPs, cilantro, o&v, red onion, red sweet pepper. There you go. nt  Captain Hilts   Dec-31-09 01:11 PM   #63 
  - don't like black-eyed peas.  hobbit709   Dec-30-09 02:07 PM   #2 
  - Long ago  bikebloke   Dec-30-09 02:32 PM   #3 
  - Absolutely.  kaiden   Dec-30-09 03:02 PM   #4 
  - I like black eyed peas.  texanwitch   Dec-30-09 03:12 PM   #5 
  - Never heard of it. What's the origin?  Quantess   Dec-30-09 03:16 PM   #6 
  - I don't really know. I just know that for as long as I can remember  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 03:24 PM   #7 
     - One thing for sure, the more you eat, the gassier you'll be!  Quantess   Dec-30-09 03:43 PM   #11 
     - Try a little vinegar in your beans/peas  rebel with a cause   Dec-31-09 11:21 PM   #71 
        - Oh, good, just for taste I threw in a tiny splash of white basalmic vinegar  tonekat   Jan-01-10 01:08 PM   #76 
     - Nope, peas for luck, greens for wealth.  trof   Dec-30-09 04:04 PM   #14 
  - No  bigwillq   Dec-30-09 03:33 PM   #8 
  - thank you. I make a good ham and everyone loves my mashed  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 03:35 PM   #9 
     - You have an extra seat at the table?  bigwillq   Dec-30-09 03:37 PM   #10 
        - come on over  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 03:45 PM   #12 
  - Peas for luck, greens for money/wealth. You betcha!  trof   Dec-30-09 04:02 PM   #13 
  - oh I better get some greens then  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 04:16 PM   #17 
  - Yes, black-eyed peas for luck  susanr516   Dec-31-09 11:43 PM   #74 
  - Jewish origins?  trof   Dec-30-09 04:12 PM   #15 
  - I would assume they leave the ham out?  Sebastian Doyle   Dec-31-09 03:39 AM   #55 
  - Also...The yankees did it to us.  trof   Dec-30-09 04:13 PM   #16 
  - So, in other words, it has more to do with poverty and survival  kentauros   Dec-30-09 04:21 PM   #19 
     - Alas, many southern traditions have to do with poverty and survival.  trof   Dec-30-09 05:31 PM   #23 
        - I'm in/from the South, too  kentauros   Dec-30-09 05:39 PM   #28 
  - Of course!  El Supremo   Dec-30-09 04:22 PM   #20 
  - We do it because it's a tradition with us, not a superstition. Besides,  Arkansas Granny   Dec-30-09 04:23 PM   #21 
  - Same here. I'll have pork and collard greens, too.  Phentex   Dec-30-09 07:32 PM   #44 
  - Well, we are caught between the north and the south  rebel with a cause   Dec-31-09 11:05 PM   #67 
  - Hell yeah!  crispini   Dec-30-09 05:01 PM   #22 
  - Not so much the black eyed peas...But we are firm believers in pork products.  Demoiselle   Dec-30-09 05:32 PM   #24 
  - daughter's beau has German in their family and they do saurkraut  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 05:32 PM   #25 
  - 'Beau'. Haven't heard that term in a long time.  trof   Dec-30-09 05:40 PM   #29 
  - well, they are past the "boyfriend, girlfriend" thing but not quite engaged yet  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 05:48 PM   #32 
     - He's a rare and vanishing breed. And a keeper.  trof   Dec-31-09 05:50 PM   #66 
        - thanks. I think so  greenbriar   Jan-01-10 01:22 PM   #77 
  - Some people here do cabbage and corn beef on New Years day.  rebel with a cause   Dec-31-09 11:08 PM   #68 
  - I prefer the Eastern European tradition...  GoCubsGo   Dec-30-09 05:36 PM   #26 
  - Maybe I should make some lentil soup then  kentauros   Dec-30-09 05:40 PM   #30 
  - Pork and sauerkraut is traditional ethnic fare in western PA.  femmocrat   Dec-30-09 06:34 PM   #35 
     - Yep, ours was pork & sauerkraut too  BuelahWitch   Dec-30-09 06:57 PM   #38 
     - Dang, I was going to have chicken tomorrow.  rebel with a cause   Dec-31-09 11:14 PM   #70 
     - Daughters Beau is from Ohio and he says that is what they do  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 07:05 PM   #39 
     - It's a Polish thing.  GoCubsGo   Dec-30-09 07:20 PM   #41 
  - Yes  MilesColtrane   Dec-30-09 05:38 PM   #27 
  - can i come to your house?  caitxrawks   Dec-30-09 05:43 PM   #31 
  - sure come on over  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 05:50 PM   #33 
  - We always had blackeyed peas with coins mixed in, on New Yer's Day.  Fridays Child   Dec-30-09 06:05 PM   #34 
  - $$$ mixed in?????  Captain Hilts   Dec-31-09 08:52 AM   #59 
     - Yes, exactly. This is what our family did when I was little.  Fridays Child   Dec-31-09 12:45 PM   #61 
        - That's a riot, and we might have been more enthusiastic about eating them. Since then ...  Captain Hilts   Dec-31-09 01:10 PM   #62 
  - I HATE Blacked Eyed fucking Peas!  rcrush   Dec-30-09 06:52 PM   #36 
  - Maybe the dip recipe I have will change your mind about them.  GoCubsGo   Dec-30-09 07:32 PM   #43 
     - yum  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 07:46 PM   #46 
  - Yes  WolverineDG   Dec-30-09 06:54 PM   #37 
  - Yes, usually.  S n o w b a l l    Dec-30-09 07:08 PM   #40 
  - I strongly object to this important  ashling   Dec-30-09 07:21 PM   #42 
  - In the form of  TheCentepedeShoes   Dec-30-09 07:43 PM   #45 
  - Sort of, if you count the Yankee vegetarian version  yewberry   Dec-30-09 08:47 PM   #47 
  - Italians do lentils and cotechino--some of them.  vixengrl   Dec-30-09 10:43 PM   #48 
  - Oh yeah. nt  Captain Hilts   Dec-30-09 10:47 PM   #49 
  - No just some Smashing Pumpkins to start out  Wapsie B   Dec-30-09 10:48 PM   #50 
  - Pork, dumplings and sauerkraut for this Slav.  J-Lo Biafra   Dec-30-09 11:04 PM   #51 
  - how do you make your dumplings  greenbriar   Dec-30-09 11:09 PM   #52 
     - Usually just flour, water & salt,  J-Lo Biafra   Dec-30-09 11:12 PM   #53 
  - Scared not to  KT2000   Dec-31-09 12:50 AM   #54 
  - I grew up in the South so it's a must for me. I've never gone  Lindsey   Dec-31-09 04:39 AM   #56 
  - We do the PA Dutch version of this - any sort of pork dinner is supposed to be good luck  old mark   Dec-31-09 05:09 AM   #57 
  - Yup, will be making  Callalily   Dec-31-09 05:35 AM   #58 
  - I hate Boom Boom Pow but I like I Gotta Feeling  WilmywoodNCparalegal   Dec-31-09 09:04 AM   #60 
  - Perhaps listening to the Black Eyed Peas is a bit of a substitute.  Captain Hilts   Dec-31-09 01:12 PM   #64 
  - Peas for money and cabbage for luck  tammywammy   Dec-31-09 01:18 PM   #65 
  - collard greens, not cabbage  Lex   Dec-31-09 11:24 PM   #72 
  - Our neighbors have a big party for this tradition.  begin_within   Dec-31-09 11:13 PM   #69 
  - I bought mine today  blogslut   Dec-31-09 11:36 PM   #73 
  - how do you serve your turnip greens  greenbriar   Jan-01-10 10:37 AM   #75 
     - Sorry for the delayed response  blogslut   Jan-01-10 09:11 PM   #81 
        - sounds good  greenbriar   Jan-01-10 09:17 PM   #82 
  - BE peas, greens, ham, cornbread and buttermilk. God only knows  DevonRex   Jan-01-10 01:35 PM   #78 
  - hubby likes buttermilk  greenbriar   Jan-01-10 04:18 PM   #79 
  - well, it is all over  greenbriar   Jan-01-10 07:32 PM   #80 

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