Monday, January 2, 2012

Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Greens


A good southern person knows that black-eyed peas and collards greens are the symbols of good luck for the new year. Therefore as I tap, tug, and sometimes hide my southern roots, I follow the prototype of their calling.

On or around January 1, 2012, it was my duty to prepare a dish for our annual New Year's Couples Brunch.

(pause)


Yes, I'm very much single and still very much attended the couple's brunch. It was my idea and I'm the matriarch, so I shall attend. RIGHT. RIGHT (Let's digress shall we).


This year, I decided I would make the grand dish of black-eyed peas and collard greens. You'd think after the incident with the chicken spaghetti, I'd cool it for a minute, but I didn't. So, here's what happened. I decided to be fancy and tried a black-eyed pea dip instead of the traditional dish. I figured, new year, new things, and the dish looked easy enough. It was, kind of.

I found the recipe on Pinterest, it had rave reviews, so you know......


It required few ingredients and minimal time (sort of). The end result was good, not great, but good. I suggest a bit more salt and pepper, Rotel instead of salsa, and the baking time is 1 hr instead of 30 mins. Also, I used two cans of peas, not fresh ones, added Mexican corn, and voila, a hit among friends. 

PS. I made the greens the traditional way & you may find the recipe in the link above.

Do you follow any traditions for New Year's Day? How about the bid for black eyed-peas and collard greens?


16 comments:

This look yummy!!!! You better not cool it!!! Practice makes perfect I want to try some new recipes this year!!
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I was always told that one spoonful of black eyed peas is all you need to have good luck all year round. That's about all I can take, since I really don't like them. HA!

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Great job looks good. I don't follow the New Years tradition the only thing we do is eat something green on New Years.

happy new year!
i love collard greens but don't know how to make it the southern way... >.<

Hey that looks pretty good! Yes ma'am, I follow the same traditions being from the south myself. How about making sure an employed man is the 1st person to walk through your door on New Years to keep the money coming in all year :-)! My grandmother has 3 sons and none of them are allowed to come to her house on New Years because they don't work steadily.

I was totally off this year. No blackeyed peas or greens. I'm doing them today. Shrugs. My new year starts today!

Honey chile... YES! I know about that tradition.
I didn't have them this year couldn't find the black eyed peas in the local grocery store. Since moving north I run into this scenario often....smh
Looks yummy!! Hope you enjoyed some for me. lol

I despise black eyed peas but I did do collard greens and fried chicken. Yummy!

I ate this combo a lot growing up! I almost made that same dip. I had it pinned too! My mom had a silly tradition and always made sure we had all of our dirty laundry done by NYE. Now that I'm older, I keep up that same silly tradition in my home!

Yes, indeed. I approve of this post and the delicious-looking photo.

We had riblets, black-eyed peas and cabbage greens for New Years Day.

that looks delicious and healthy!! yuuum.

I ate some black eyed peas with cabbage. I hope that counts!

Pass the peassssssssss.... Yes ma'am... TRADITION don't STOP!!!! Besides, it's supa FUN to keep the tradition going!!!! BTW, this looks
DELISH!!!!

Belated New Years! Hope you have another year full of amazing blessings.

This does look good. I've never had collared greens or black eyed peas but from what I've heard they're delicious. I definitely want to try and make this. :)

I don't love black eyed peas, but I had to make them or my momma would have knocked me out. Clean laundry, a $100 dollar bill in your wallet, and something to sip when the clock strikes 12. Then, fried chicken, greens, cornbread and black eyed peas for dinner on NY day.

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