Friday, December 30, 2011

It’s Time for Black-Eyed Peas



Black-eyed pea time is right around the corner,

and I have all of the ingredients purchased.


That’s it folks.

My black eyed pea job is done.


Because my husband takes over from here.


I am going to now reveal his black-eyed pea

deliciousness secret.

He prepares them in the same way he makes

frijoles a la charra or pinto beans.

New’s Year Day I go back on duty

and make cornbread and heat up the ham.

Black-Eyed Peas

In a skillet, saute 1 large chopped onion and cut pieces of bacon.

Add minced garlic.

Once the onions are translucent, set aside.

In a soup pan , cover 2 lbs. of dried peas with water

and bring them to a boil.

Boil for a few minutes and then remove them from the heat.

Let them sit a few minutes.

Drain off the water and add fresh water.

Add the onion, bacon, and garlic and add an extra chopped onion .

Cook until tender adding just a sprinkle of chili powder and chopped cilantro

at the end.



I know this is a vague recipe, but trust me- I had questioned my husband all I could!


Happy New Year!




Deb said...

mmmm....sounds good....

Sonny G said...


Nancy's Notes said...

Yes, it's that time of year again! Can you believe it? I can't! And of course, the black eyed peas will be consumed in large quantities at our home! Tell your in-house chef that I've not put cilantro or garlic in mine, but sounds yummy! I'll give it a try since he's such a great chef!

Happy New Year dear friend!


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the blog...hate hate black eyed

Brenda Pruitt said...

Growing up, we always had black-eyed peas for the New Year. I forgot, so guess mine will come out of a can. Happy New Year!

Pondside said...

Thank you, but no thanks to the peas! I'll stick with having my good luck arrive with a dark haired man first-footing over our threshold for a drink!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Can't eat black eyed peas without thinking of my grandparents. They loved to fix them too and sounds like how my grandma fixed hers.
Wanted to come by one last time this year and wish you a very very Happy New Year.
I hope all your dreams come true in this coming year

Darla said...

Yep will be fixin' our Hoppin' John's here too.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I can't tell you how many people I saw yesterday at the market with collard greens and bags of black eyed peas in their shopping carts!

suzieQ said...

I know people have a tradition of eating this for the new year, but as a Yankee, I am on the outside, looking in. I love beans and think I should give this a try. I do love the traditions of food, so this might be something to look into. Thanks!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

This sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing.

Tee said...

Laura, I am so glad you are going to "fish"! Your home is so absolutely gorgeous and you have such a gift with words, every post of yours just speaks to my soul. I never thanked you for the beautiful note you wrote to me last month, but please know I still read it and cherish it regularly. Happy New Year to you! And now I am off to pin your hubby's black eyed peas because my honey thinks those are a must on January 1.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Your hubby COOKS? Even black-eyed peas? I hope you have a wonderful New Year- xo Diana


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