Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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Good luck can be yummy

Eating black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year's Day is a Southern tradition that goes back centuries. Of course, it's one that I follow regularly. The past couple of years, I'd just heated up a can of them, but this year I wanted something more. I mentioned this to Ron Babb, our local barbecue master, and he gave me a ham bone and instructions.

I dug around the net, since his instructions were kinda unclear, and settled on this recipe as being close to what he'd said and yet more complete. A quick trip to the local Hy-Vee produced the required ingredients, and it was home to do the cooking.

I just pulled the pot off the fire. Yummy good stuff. It's a LOT of food, though, and I suspect a good chunk of it will go to waste. I did have a bowl just now, though, and it turned out yummy. Cooking with ham really does make it taste better. I don't quite know why they bothered with the whole onion, though.

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