Monday, December 31, 2012
cooking up good luck for the NEW year!
Every New Year's Day should have some black-eyed peas as the Southern folk believe it'll bring prosperity as Jewish belief is that it'll bring good luck... and so many other cultures share similar beliefs that there's gotta be something to it. Even if I'm just feeding my superstitious tendencies with hearty soul food that's just fine with me. I still have a few bay leaves collected a few months back and was eager to add them into the mix.
*I used this recipe below from Mad Hungry for the black-eyed peas, except I used a few strips of bacon instead of ham hock (I forgot to buy it) and cooked the onions and garlic in the rendered bacon fat first before adding other ingredients.
Ingredients1 pound dried black-eyed peas