Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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The annual black-eyed pea ritual

I, like many folks from the South, make a point of eating black-eyed peas every New Year's Day. The tradition is that that gives you luck all year. I don't particularly believe that, but it is a tie to my heritage in the frozen North.

vakkotaur doesn't like black-eyed peas. He claims cooking them stinks up the house. He tried them once, several years ago, and gave them the prairie fling out the back door.

This year, I decided to try something a bit different. I cut up and browned some skinless pork sausage in a pot, then cut up a third of an onion or so and sauteed it in the grease, and added a can of black-eyed peas and a healthy dash of Tabasco to the pot and let it simmer for 30 minutes or so.

I liked it. What's surprising is that Paul liked it too, well enough to finish off the pot. I think I'll have to try that again next year.

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