Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Good Luck for the New Year

So, as is tradition in the south, I always make fresh black-eyed peas and collard greens on New Years Day for good luck. I was really looking forward to them this year---not that I was going to do anything real fancy, but I don't eat black-eyed peas very often and just love them. I used fresh peas and simmered them for about an hour. I mixed in one chopped carrot, one-half of a  jalapeno, one half of a red onion and salt and pepper to taste.  They were just the right texture--not too mushy and not too crisp. Very delicious! I served with roasted asparagus, and collards. I sauteed the collards in some vegetable broth and mixed in some chopped red cabbage and sesame seed. I finished with a good dose of Apple Cider Vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.  I topped with sauteed shitake and button mushrooms. It was very yummy, and my husband loved it all. I made extra peas and am excited to have left-overs for dinner tonight! I feel very lucky already and am certain that 2013 is going to be a great year!

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