His Mama also used to make red beans and rice and I liked those, so that is one thing I still do. And yes...mine are better. But we won't go there today because I'm talking peas. Black eyed peas. They are supposed to be lucky and that is why they are served on new year's. A southern tradition with a long history, you can read more about it here if you'd like. Well, I don't know about you but luck and I don't always go hand in hand, which is why if someone tells me that something is lucky I'm not one to turn up my nose at the offered suggestion. I'm no fool. I may be searching for luck but I want luck to know that I'm easily found! So what is it that makes these cute little black eyed peas so lucky? Well, about all I could find was that black eyed peas are said to resemble coins and we all need those, don't we? I prefer mine in colossal gold rounds to hang around my neck if you were wondering.
In any case, I felt pretty lucky after making these black eyed peas. I had no idea they were so good. Perhaps after all these years, my tastes have changed. Or perhaps my cooking skills have improved? Maybe it was lucky that I found presoaked peas from Melissa's waiting for me in the refrigerator section. Or maybe it was the takeout Chinese rice that needed a home in mine? Whatever. These little peas caught my eye and I went for it. And so did everyone else!
Happy New Year!
More to Try:
White Bean, Bacon and Kale Soup BBQ Bean Soup Tuscan Beans and Potatoes