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Good Luck in 2015

January 3, 2015

Morning, friends!

It’s 7:15 and by some miracle of God, Lila is still sleeping, so I thought I’d blog about our “good luck” eats from New Year’s day.

Do you eat black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s day?  I thought it was a thing that everyone did/knew about, but I guess it’s just a southern thing.

These black-eyed peas actually kind of count as a fifteen minute meal—the prep was done in fifteen minutes, and then you just have to let them sit and simmer.  So easy!

In a heavy-bottomed pot (my new Christmas present!), I heated some olive oil and then added a chopped onion, chopped celery (bought it pre-chopped to save time), and a chopped green pepper.


I let these cook and soften for about ten minutes.  Then I added 1 tsp. garlic salt, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1 tbsp. liquid smoke, plus two cans of black-eyed peas (drained and rinsed):


And two links of slice chicken kielbasa sausage:


Cooked that for the remaining five minutes, and prep was DONE:


Whew.  Just under the fifteen minute mark. Winking smile

I added two bean cans of water (you could easily use chicken broth), brought it up to a boil, and then reduced it to simmer for another hour.

We enjoyed it for dinner with some garlic-maple sautéed kale:


Hopefully this delicious meal will ensure our good luck in 2015!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. ginger635 permalink
    January 3, 2015 1:59 pm

    Yum! I like the idea of adding the sausage to the peas. Whether they actually bring good luck or not, they sure are tasty, aren’t they?

  2. January 3, 2015 9:57 pm

    Yes! And I still have some in the fridge- so I may try this!

  3. January 5, 2015 2:26 am

    Our good luck meal for the New Year is pork and sauerkraut!

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