I had to cook some good ‘ole Southern Black-Eyed Peas. I am not superstitious (at all) but I love traditions.
I normally cook a pot of dried peas in the Crock Pot, but did I mention that I am in Italy? My family spent the day on the ski slopes and I was afraid if I did use the Crock Pot, I might blow a fuse again while they were gone…..which I did when I was blowing my hair dry. I guess blowing fuses is a common occurrence here……but I digress.
Actually, I cooked a meal to go along with the black-eyed peas….but for now….here are my New Year’s Day traditional peas.
NEW YEAR’S BLACK-EYED PEAS
2 cans Bushes Black-eyed Peas
1 can Ro-tel
3 pieces bacon
2 tbsp butter
1/4 onion, chopped
1/4 tsp minced garlic
s and p
1/2 tsp Tony C’s
Cook 3 pieces of bacon. Remove from grease, crumble them and set aside. Drain the grease, except for about a tbsp. Add in the butter and melt. To that, add the chopped onions and caramelize for about 30 minutes. Make sure to do this on a low temperature so that they are not burned.
To the onions, add two cans of black eyed peas, a can of Ro-tel, minced garlic, Tony Chacheres, salt and pepper. Also, add the crumbled bacon. Boil together for about 15 minutes.
Hi, my name is Susan and I have only been blogging for a few months but I love it. Permanent Posies (Creative Chaos) is my blog and my subject matter is…well, that depends on the day and the mood. But, for the most part, I love cooking, watching the Food Network, reading cookbooks and, of course, eating. I am also an artist and spend time each week in my studio (bedroom) oil painting. I am a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive and I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love. I am quite skilled at shopping 🙂 and finding a bargain just makes my day.