Thursday, December 31, 2015
Happy New Year and Black Eyed Peas
I will remind my husband at least six times to please bring home a bag of black eyed peas and 1lb. of bacon. Just like my turkey at Thanksgiving, I cross my fingers and pray that my black eyed peas do not get sold to someone else. :) Once the beans make it safely to our home, I soak them over night in cool water. Then on New Year's morning while I am enjoying my coffee, I chop and fry the pound of bacon. From here I chop an onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper. After removing most of the bacon grease, I add the onion and peppers to the bacon and cook for a few minutes. I drain and rinse the beans and place them in the pot with the rest of the goodness. Next comes water and chicken broth.**I use low sodium chicken broth in place of water for most recipes. It really gives everything a better taste. The water/chicken broth must cover the beans. Next it is time for seasoning. I typically just use salt and pepper along with a small amount of Cajun spices. I bring everything to a boil and then simmer for a 2,3,4 hours. **Cornbread and hot sauce must be present at the table. :) It is not a recipe, it is love, and the hopes of prosperity for our family business. Too much??? On New Year's Day this is how we rank what is important: God
Black Eyed Peas - Amen!!! Here's to 2016!!!