Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Vigna unguiculata


 Vigna unguiculata better known as Black Eye Peas 
High in protein, cholesterol free and zero trans fat.
We are having the peas today but only because it is easy and tasty and heart healthy....

I am from the South, we always had Ham, Black Eye Peas, Collard Greens on New Years Day.
Bob is from the North, they had Pork and Sauerkraut....


I don't believe in luck but I was lucky when I bought these peas...

I forgot to buy them and on New Years Eve I braved the traffic, drove round and round looking for  parking spot, with the intent of going in Dollar Tree where everything is a dollar, and next door to Publix for the peas.... as I stepped in the Dollar Tree, the first thing I saw was a big display of these Black Eye Peas...I KNEW I was still in the south.... and I was lucky I did not have to brave the Lines in Publix.. I bought the peas and went home.

do you have a specific food on New Years Day for luck? do you believe it works?




25 comments:

Mersad said...

I must admit I'm hearing of this tradition first time here. But I do think it's a good one. Often times it's said: how a year starts so it'll end. Happy New Year Sandra!

Catherine said...

I've never had black eyed peas before. I don't think. But I've always wondered what Collard Greens are. Photos please! :)
xo Catherine

EG CameraGirl said...

No special foods on New Year's Day at my house. Oh wait... Coffee! But the first cup of coffee is special EVERY day. :))

Ann said...

I can't say that it brings me luck but every year it's a must that we have pork and sauerkraut. Mine is in the crock pot now and it's starting to smell wonderful already

TexWisGirl said...

no, never have. enjoy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well I'm with Bob, I grew up with pork, dumplings and sauerkraut which we would have eaten on New Years Day. I put coins out on the window still for good luck, that was a family tradition on New Years Eve.
They also ate pickled herring for good luck but I've never followed that one. I haven't had Black Eyed peas.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Don't believe in luck.There is a Mennonite tradition,which I don't hold to,to have Portzelky(deep fried fritters with raisins),on New Year's Day.They are tasty,but too much work for me to bother with.

A Quiet Corner said...

I have never had them but they sound like they would go with ham nicely...enjoy!...:)JP

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk of luck (or bad luck) connected to food here. There are a lot of dishes that people associate with Christmas, but I can't think of any specific food that in a similar way is a "must have" for New Year. The last few years for New Year's Eve I've made pie/quiche, and my friends bring salad. It makes things easy to have things prepared in advance.

Willow said...

My dad was from the South ...I LOVE black eyed peas and ham :)
Enjoy your beans ~ if you had them last night you could have tooted in the New Year (Smiles) well I suppose you still can ~
Happy New Year Sandra !

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Don't believe what we eat has anything to do with luck. My MIL used to fix black eyed peas on NY day, but my mother never did. Happy New Year and enjoy your peas!

Relyn Lawson said...

Hello, friend. I wanted to stop by and thank you for being a part of my blog in 2013. You have been a blessing to me. For the coming year, I have a few wishes for you.

May 2014 bring you much joy.
May we all have peace in our homes,
laughter by our firesides,
time spent with family,
and contentment in our hearts.
Be well, my friend.

Madi and Mom said...

OH my cats we had no idea Black eyed peas had such a fancy pants name.

We are from the south too. Mom has the peas cooking, she cooked 3 lbs of fresh collards on Monday and we have Honey Baked Ham....I LOVE HAM AND THERE Better not be anything green on my haM
hUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Cherrie said...

No I don't and I have never eat black eyed peas. Are they really good?

SweetMarie said...

I'm eating them too! I grew up eating them on every New Year's day. :) I like them and they are so good for you. :)
Happy New year!!! Thank you for always being there for me. :)
xoxo!
hugs,
Marie

Michaele said...

Small world. I posted about black-eyed peas today also and I am no where near the South : )

George said...

I don't believe in luck, but Betsy made some great Hoppin' John using black-eyed peas.

Chatty Crone said...

I am with you - we didn't eat it - but when I was younger my mom always fixed it. I am wishing you a wonderful new year. sandie

Val said...

No special food for New Years, but we always had oyster stew for Christmas eve when my dad was alive, haven't had it since he passed. He and I were the only two that enjoyed it. Happy New Year!!!

diane b said...

We are boring in my house. We don't have anything special for New Year's dinner. We ate salad and garlic prawns/shrimps on brown rice. How do you cook black eyed peas?

SquirrelQueen said...

Reading the comments above I was surprised how many had never heard of this tradition but then it is a southern thing. We always had black eyed peas for the new year when I was growing up. I still make them. They are so good. I wish I could have found some good fresh collard greens and I would have made those too.

Inger said...

Oh, my! We always have this on New Year's Day and this year we both forgot. I hope our luck will stay good. Sorry, sorry, Good Luck, please do not be mad at us!!!!

Betty Manousos said...

these look yummy!

i had them yesterday for lunch. this is one of my favourite foods, you know. they are so good and healthy.

LC said...

I love this family tradition but have altered it a bit since Hubby doesn't like traditional southern greens and we disagree on the tastiest way to cook cabbage.

Now we mix cans of regular black-eyed peas with the same brand (Trappey's) bllck-eyed peas that contain jalapeno peppers. Add fresh parsley and green onions chopped for the required "green," add smoked sausage and serve over rice, also cooked with some of that chopped fresh parsley. Fast and easy and suits us both!

Happy New Year!

magscorner said...

I was born in Arkansas lived most of my childhood in Oklahoma and moved back to Arkansas in my late 20's. We never had anything special for New Year's dinner and we still don't. I have never liked blackeyed peas I prefer purple hull peas to them. I do love collard greens. Nice you have figured out a way to suit you both with your New Year meal. Hugs