Black-eyed Peas

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    Black-eyed peas cooked with ham hocks, bacon, tomato and kale are happily simmering away. Corn Bread is in the oven. Has everyone had they New Year Blackk-eyed peas? Myth says to eat one pea for each day of the year if you want good luck. LOL, my daughter accused me of shorting her last year since she did not have good luck...
     
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    Pot roast with golden potatoes, carrots, and lots of yummy gravy. Meat's done, veggies are simmering.

    I know -- not a traditional New Year's dish -- but it's down-home Iowa comfort food. As cold as it's been around here lately, warmth and comfort are top of the list! ;)

    I'm going to fancy it up with a cranberry-lemon curd tart for dessert.
     
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    Well, that's my problem! Not enough black-eyed peas!
     
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    I may need some of those. I made pork tamales for the first time today. Pretty successful but the mass needs tweaking next time.
     
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    I am cooking navy beans (to sub for the black eyed peas as it is far too cold to get out) with ham bone, cabbage (for wealth in the new year), rice, and about to stir up a corn bread. Almost traditional southern New Year's meal.
     
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    Cooked my black eyed peas this morning so my sister could have a bowl for lunch.
     
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    We did black eyed peas as well! Hubby cooked them in a tomatoey sauce with fire roasted green chiles, and we served them over rice.
     
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    I grew up with the knowledge that it was Chinese food that brought good luck! Must be why I'm having frozen pizza for dinner...?
     
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    I never knew until recently that eating certain foods on New Years were supposed to bring good luck. I'm having a frozen pizza tonight too. LOL :)
     
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    I’ve never heard of black eyed peas for New Year. A high school friend’s family tradition was sauerkraut-twelve bites every January 1. I’m with DeeAnna and made my favorite stew. It’s been so cold for so long that I just want comfort food.
     
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    I had Spaghetti for dinner. If I was at my mom's I'd definitely would of had Black Eyed Peas.
     
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    My husband stopped off for Chinese food on the way home from work on New Year's Eve, so that's what we had for dinner.

    Today it was another favorite of ours: lima beans with green olives, a dish I learned long ago from a cooking show called Mediterranean Vegetarian or something like that. It's not on anymore, but I loved her recipes.
     
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    I did a black eyed pea and collard green soup - it turned out really well. But the yummiest part was the biscuits and chocolate gravy - I figure the peas for luck, the greens for money, and the chocolate gravy for happiness [emoji23]
     
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    Chocolate gravy is one I have not heard of. Is it similar to Mexican Mole sauce?
     
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    Not really. It’s basically a glorified chocolate sauce type thing - tastes almost like hot chocolate but more the consistency of hot fudge. When it sits for a while, it’s slightly pudding like.
     
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    No black-eyed peas here. We did have our traditional Belgian waffle brunch, then we smoked a ham for about 7 hours, had homemade Augratin potatoes with broccoli.
    It was scrumdilyiscious!! :)
     
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    This recipe comes from our daughter in Texas.
     
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