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Black-eyed peas? Cabbage? Other?

Just curious. What do you eat on New Years Day? I grew up eating black-eyed peas and figured that was the universal food to start the New Year. Then the Air Force moved us to Ohio and everyone was fixing cabbage. I am back in black-eyed pea country again. I cooked them with the ham bone from our Christmas dinner, some onion, salt, pepper, thyme, and crushed red pepper. If I had a few fresh jalepenos, I would have thrown that in too. Served them over rice with some fresh homemade cornbread. It was true comfort food. What about you?


Colleen said…
We had turkey! We go away for Thanksgiving and never get the leftovers or all those yummies we like. So we make a turkey on New Year's Day and eat leftovers all weekend. Happy New Year!
gradchica said…
here in VA we had black eyed peas in a chunky vegetable soup. Growing up we had whiskey. Well, the adults did--whoever was the "first foot" in the door brought some to share.
Diana said…
Definitely black eyed peas, although I seem to be the only one who likes them. I season with bacon, onions, salt and pepper. Happy New Year!

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