new years black eye peas

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gapeachy, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    my new years black eye peas were so good....cooked them with a ham bone....yumo
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am so glad you love them!!!! [​IMG]
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Yesterday was the first time I heard of black-eyed peas for New Years. Do you know how that tradition started or if it's symbolic for anything?
  4. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I don't know where it started, but it's supposed to bring prosperity in the new year.
  5. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, I thought this was a thread about the group performing somewhere. I am a boomer, but I love that group!

    I have actually heard black eyed peas bring good luck.[​IMG] Glad you enjoyed them.[​IMG]
  6. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    I just heard about this about half an hour ago! My grandparents are coming over for dinner and my grandpa told my mom she HAS to make some. I hate them, but whatever. [​IMG]
  7. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Down here in the south we do black eye peas, cabbage and corn bread [​IMG]

    I soaked the peas last night, have them in crock pot with some chopped up smoked bacon, would use ham, but did not remember to buy that!

    Can't believe more people are not posting on this thread, is this mostly a southern thing? ! [​IMG]
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Is that what is called Hoppin' John? I've never had it up in here in New England but I've read about it as a New Year's tradition.
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I didn't realize that blackeyed peas were a tradition until I read this thread! Cyn (speckledhen) mentioned that she was going to eat hers for lunch today, but I never thought anything of it. If they bring good luck, then no wonder she ate some! [​IMG] I need some too! [​IMG]
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am from Ga and keep my traditions.

    I cooked -

    A boston butt with 'kraut (in a slow cooker)
    hoppin' john (black eyed peas and rice) ( in a slow cooker)
    turnips (no collards to be found! [​IMG] ) (in a slow cooker)
    baked sweet potatoes (not yams)

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