Monday, January 7, 2013

Kitchen Adventures Post 1


 While snapping the box of Mr Clean Erasers, I had turned the burner on to warm my hands... SNAP!


 My mother raised me to eat dried Black-eye peas, collard greens and ham hock on New Years Day... While using the above scratched and dented Pot that belonged to her, it is about 60 years old, I told her Sorry Mom, I know it is the day AFTER New Years, but I did SOAK the peas in your pot on New Years Day. Hope that counts.

The odd thing is, this is to bring good luck, but at the same time we were in the deep South eating Peas, Bob was in the Cold North eating Pork and Sauerkraut for good luck....
What do you eat on NY day?


Once I snapped  the scratched up old pot, which is almost as old as I am, I realized her giant spoon that was my grandfathers, was lying in a sun puddle..... can you guess where the kitchen adventures are going? can you? HUH? HUH?

30 comments:

Deb said...

I can't wait to find out..great photos love the burner

Miss Debbie said...

I grew up eating the blackeyed peas. But, these days, we eat whatever we have! New Year's Day is not a big deal to us. Neat that you have your mom's pot and spoon!

Kathy said...

We had crowder peas and ham. Crowders are soooo much better than black-eye!

Remington said...

WHAT? I was suppose to eat something special on New Years for good luck? I had no idea! Now what?

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Sandra, I never tire of your great choice of subjects! Who would think that a burner would look gorgeous in a photo?? But it does.

We don't have any traditions re. New Years Day. We eat leftovers. :-)

Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my celebrities and guns post. I appreciated it.

Jan Hennings said...

I love the traditions you keep alive and your Grandfathers spoon, what a treasure!

DawnTreader said...

I don't even know what black eyed peas are. I looked them up in Wikipedia and found a hip hop group! Then I tried Google images and now I know what they look like but I don't think I ever saw any before.

I can't remember any special food for New Year's day. Mind you ever since I first moved away from home I never (or very rarely) spent New Year with family. It's usually been New Year's Eve with friends, and New Year's Day sleeping late and eating leftovers, I think...

Maple Lane said...

Fun pictures. We grew up eating black eyed peas.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Super because-I-noticed-it photos!!!!

We don't have any New Year's eats, for luck. No-fun-us, hu? ,-)

TexWisGirl said...

keep 'em coming! :)

George said...

We had Hoppin' John, which was delicious. I really like your photo of the burner.

Inger said...

Since my husband is from New Orleans, we have black-eyed peas, ham hocks, and greens, except this year we only made sure to have the peas. Hope we will still be lucky. I can't remember what we had in Sweden.
And I love the way your mind works!!!
I don't know anyone else who can make the stove top look like a piece of art or make an old pot interesting. Good job!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

At our gatherings the food has varied over the years but not the decorations. A hat , a noise maker, and bubbly are always a standard. This year we actually ate the turkey we never had at Christmas because we were invited out.
When small wieners and potato salad were often served and my auntie made her our donuts, most filled with jam but an odd one with hot deli mustard. Fun was vital!!

Ginny said...

Really, I can't guess, maybe your grandfather? LOVE the hot burner! I have caught many a thing on fire with that, burned up my favorite blouse and burned up pots. We just burned up two pots in the last couple months. I never heard of this New Year's food till a few years ago! I think in D.C. they have no special New Year's food.

Linda said...

On New Year's Eve black lentils and pig trotters are eaten in Italy. It's one Italian custom we don't follow!
New Year's Day we had roast lamb, which was a treat.
I do use a lot of my mother's utensils etc. which I've inherited.

Madi and Mom said...

I'm Southern we eat black eye-peas, collards and some type of pork.
I cooked my peas in the crock pot this year. I found a spicy alternative recipe....just before the peas are ready to serve add 3/4 cup of salsa...they were delish.
Hugs C

Chatty Crone said...

I like to see you had your mom's pot!!!
We ate cornbread, black eyed peas, greens, and ham - so we were like you - but we were from Chicago then. Of course we had lived in Atlanta some by then and had moved back. So does it bring you good luck? sandie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Being of good Mennonite stock,the tradition is to have a sort of deep fried fritter with raisins in them.We call them New Year's cookies or Portzelky.I did not make any this year. I really don't need the fat of deep frying.

EM Illustrator said...

I love your snaps so keep them coming :)

Ann said...

Cool picture of the burner. I always hated using an electric stove though. Pork and sauerkraut is our New Years meal.

LC said...

Yep! We have black-eyed peas, greens (cabbage for us), and pork of some kind. They are okay once a year, but I am with Kathy's comment. I, too, like crowders, another Southern pea, better.

SquirrelQueen said...

Growing up we always had black eyed peas cooked with a ham hock. Now we have them once in awhile but rarely on New Years. I love pork and sauerkraut too, it was a favorite at our house.

SweetMarie said...

That's a perfect meal here! Hubby doesn't like collard greens, but I do. :)

Catherine said...

That is some hot stuff!!! ;)
xo Catherine

Cheryl @ TFD said...

We don't eat anything special for luck. Maybe that's why we haven't won the Power Ball?? :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, I think the adventure may be going in the direction of seeing you eat some black eyed peas in the next post. We were in PA for New Year's and the pork and sauerkraut is what's eaten to welcome in the new year.

Dee said...

I know people who follow this tradition faithfully....as for me it is what ever my Frank want's to cook :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

We eat the same for New Years....pretty pics

Betty Manousos said...

terrific photos, fine photos i'd rather say. keep'em coming!

the meal sounds perfect! i liked to see you had your mother's pot.

EG CameraGirl said...

I don't eat anything special on New Years Day! This year I was on an all day photo road trip and, to tell you the truth, I cannot remember what we ate. :)