Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Y'all

I can remember in the past on New Year’s Eve my Grandma making all the traditional southern new year staples, black eyed peas, cabbage, corn bread and I am sure some sort of protein, most likely something pork, and although the following recipes aren’t from my Grandma I do make them every year because of her. Since learning what these foods represent I can’t imagine not eating them on the eve of or the actual day, hopeful that they might actually pull through. Superstitious maybe but I’ve always heard that you make your own luck and mine just happens to be in a big old pot on the stove, or so I believe.

Now I will for warn that the following recipes are what I call my semi-homemade versions, with a store bought ham that I only had to heat up, but please don’t let that stop you because they are so good and worth the time they take, barely any, but most importantly I won’t tell anyone. Go ahead tell them that the peas were fresh and the cornbread is from scratch. Just remember to eat a bit of it all for a year of luck and prosperity. So without further ado (just click on the item name to go to the recipe page)…

Semi-Homemade Black Eyed Peas

For the best chance of luck every day in the year ahead, one must eat at least 365 black-eyed peas on New Year's Day.

Fried Cabbage

The cabbage represent paper money.

Honey Buttered Corn Muffins

Cornbread represents gold.

Happy New Year Y'all,

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