Good Luck in 2015
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.
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!