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New Year, New Home

New Year's Greens and Black Eyed Peas
New Year’s Greens and Black Eyed Peas

In the South , it is customary to eat greens and black eyed peas on New Year’s Day.  Despite the fact that I was officially moving into my new apartment  tomorrow, I had to fix dinner with what I had available.  So with one skillet,  I pan fried a pork chop, sauteed some kale with garlic and heated a can of black eyed peas with okra, tomatoes and corn.  Honestly it was delicious.  Now, I should be guaranteed money and good luck in the new year.  Let’s hope so. 

New Year’s Flavor: Spicy Hoppin John and Greens

New Year's Day Spicy Hoppin John
New Year’s Day Spicy Hoppin John

After living in Florida for 15 years, I have learned the ways of southern cooks by trial and error:  use lots of butter and sugar; when in doubt – fry; slow simmer for hours. I droll over many of the specialty dishes (read about my Caramel Cake attempt) but I’m afraid southern vegetables remain aloof. Haven’t acquired a taste for the mushy concoctions.

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