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    Wink Black eyed peas tradition.

    Don't forget your New Year's black eye peas for good luck.

    So, maybe eating them won't bring you good luck, but at least they are good for you.



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    Hoppin' John! We have it every year.
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    This was my first year to eat any! Watch out 2011!!!
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    Hoppin' John! My mother makes them every year and this year their friend who is a restaurateur is putting them on the menu for my parents! Personally, I never cared for them...



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    Quote Originally Posted by aspenlucas View Post
    This was my first year to eat any! Watch out 2011!!!
    You may ought to go buy some lottery tickets.



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    Just had ours. Have them every year. I love black eyed peas!



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    We're having barbecued ribs (pork), black-eyed peas and collard greens.

    Oh, and lemon chess bars and blonde brownies and chocolate cake.

    And Prosecco!



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    Hoppin' John was something I heard of but never had - I think the Shenandoah is too far north for that tradition?

    Around here the New Year's tradition for luck is pumpkin vegetable soup. I went riding today and didn't get past the first friend's house I visited. They insisted I come in and have some. Pepo was happy though - he got to chow on salad in the side yard.
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    I was just listening to them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA&feature=fvsr

    LOL

    Ate some actual BEP @ midnight. Bring on the success in 2011!



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    Well, I can't say one way or the other about luck - I'll have to chance it, because I can't stand black-eyed peas.
    The other Southern tradition on New Year's Day is to eat collard greens for wealth. Don't like collards either.



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    Anyone have a good receipe? I've never made them for New Year's.



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    Yep, had to smell those nasty little peas cooking all morning. I did just choke down a spoonful however.
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George



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    ALWAYS have them on New Year's Day.
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    Got the peas on the stovetop, and they smell and taste yummy. Just have to hold off until the other peeps get here...

    The collards were picked from the garden earlier this afternoon and are sitting next to the sink waiting on me to fix them.

    And... b/c we're a divided peas/collards vs. pork/kraut family, the pork roast is in the oven, smothered in sauerkraut, onions, and sliced apples.

    Good eats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    Anyone have a good receipe? I've never made them for New Year's.
    They are super simple.
    I just add a one pound bag of black eyed peas in a crock pot, add a few hamhocks for flavor, and add enough water to cover.
    Cook on high for 2-3 hours
    Add diced onion and celery, a little S/P, dash of Paprika and Cumin, and cook on low for another 5 or so hours.
    Serve with rice and cornbread!!!

    You could also substitute bacon in place of hamcocks if you would like.

    I always eat mine with Tabasco and jalepenos.



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    We always had sauerkraut for good luck. I didn't make any this year, because the SO wouldn't eat it. Maybe I'll get some tomorrow...will it be too late?!



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    I decided that as long as I stuck with greens, it was all good so I made mustard greens sauteed in bacon drippings. Love BEP. Really don't much care for collard greens, not more than a small taste anyway.
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    I boiled a bag of frozen okra, with a few drops of vinegar, so it slides, but is not slimy.
    Then added a can of diced tomatoes with peppers and onions, a larger can of low sodium V8, half a jar of mild Picante chunky sauce, some green olives and a can of black eye Ranch Style peas.
    Added garlic salt and pepper, mixed it well and put it in four containers.
    Warmed one for dinner, one for supper, will have the other two tomorrow.



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    I love black eyed peas. Couldn't have them tonight because when hubby went to the grocery store they were sold out!
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    We had to make do with canned BEP. Sauted some onions, cubed smoked ham, and celery, then threw in the BEP and a can of crushed tomatoes. Little bit of sea salt and black pepper. Yum.



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