Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Morning of New Year's Eve

I went food shopping yesterday after I cleaned out my refrigerator and forgot to buy black-eyed peas to eat on New Year's Day with cornbread and greens. Do you have a tradition of eating anything special on the first day of the year? My meal is very Southern - history here.
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Anonymous said...

We put some manger straw in our wallets. The straw is usually sourced from an outdoor church nativity scene.

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

.. Happy New Year Rosemary .. when my parents lived in Texas we ate black eyed peas on Jan 1 ... now it's usually a Bloody Mary, or two ... cheers

Karen in VA

tammy j said...

it will be black eyed peas for me!
always on new years day. :D

SALLY said...


Here's a great recipe for black-eyed peas. I get raves when I make them... Canned b-eyed peas--flavored with bacon, crumbled bacon, 1 can tomatoes,
sauteed --in butter--green pepper, onions, and celery. A touch of salt--and 1 tablespoon sugar.
Make the night before New Year's Day so flavors can meld. ( I usually use about 6-8 cans of peas and 2 pounds of bacon.
With this we eat boiled cabbage--tons of butter and a bit of sugar and salt.
Cornbread... Obviously this is not low-cal.