Tuesday, January 3, 2012
It's a Southern Thing
Black-eyed peas for New Year's that is.
Yes, it's a southern tradition
that dates back to the Civil War.
Black-eyed peas should be eaten
on New Year's Day, don't you know.
They bring luck and prosperity for the new year.
We started with chips, salsa,
and fresh made guacamole.
A simple table set for four to
celebrate the beginning of a new year.
No need for a centerpiece as the
food will be the star of this table.
Napkins of a Provencal Print
Ringed with Bands of Pewter
Whimsical Salad Bowl
Paired with Complementary Pewter Salad Servers
Black-eyed Peas and a Healthy Mixed Green Salad
Cornbread for Gold
Dad's Black-eyed Peas with Ham Hocks
1 and 1/2 cups black-eyed peas
2 smoked ham hocks
Some salt port, diced
1 small can tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes w/ green chilies
1 medium onion, sliced
Pepper to taste
Wash and cover peas with water. boil fast for 10-15 minutes. Let stand 30 minutes. Do not stir so that peas don't break. Add water if necessary. Add meat and simmer until tender. Add other ingredients and simmer until it tastes done. Remove bones. cut meat off the ham hocks and add back into soup. Serve with green salad and cornbread.