Wednesday, December 28

Sunday's Meal

With New Years coming up I decided to hit Pinterest to find a black-eyed peas recipe for a traditional New Year's Day supper.  Hey, I could always use some good luck!

I found THIS article that explains how the tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for luck and prosperity in the New Year began:
        "The practice of eating black-eyed peas for luck is generally believed to date back to the Civil War.  At first planted as food for livestock, and later a food staple for slaves in the South, the fields of black-eyed peas were ignored as Sherman's troops destroyed or stole other crops, thereby giving the humble, but nourishing, black-eyed pea an important role as a major food source for surviving Confederates.
       Adding a shiny penny or dime to the pot just before serving is another tradition practiced by some.  When served, the person whose bowl contains the penny or dime receives the best luck for the New Year..." (read the rest of the article for recopies and variations on the tradition)

This black-eyed peas and sausage crock pot recipe looks delish, no?! I'll be making this on Sunday!

What you will need:

4 hot dog length precooked sausages, sliced thinly
1 grilled small to medium sized onion
1 roasted bell pepper
1 (4 ounce) can fire roasted green chilies (mild or hot, your choice)
1 (12 ounce) beer (drink a second beer while assembling)
3 (15 ounce cans) black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Olive oil for grilling vegetables

See HERE for cooking instructions!

Do you all have the traditional "lucky" New Year's meal? What do you make?!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

This really sounds wonderful!

Lauren said...

I don't like ANY "lucky" food...guess I should choke it down anyways to have a good year...ugh