We've been eating our Mom's traditional New Year's food all of our lives. For me that's 57 times. I even learned how to cook it almost as good as she did. Black-eyed peas for health and smothered cabbage for wealth - I sure ain't about to mess with that tradition!
So I'm clipping along this morning. Pork roast is in the oven and smelling good. Cabbage is ready to cook. Other things are in the works.
I opened the pack of Camellia black-eyed peas and got them going on the first boil to soften them. I'm tootling along feeling really smug. They were soft enough, so I took the pot over to the sink to drain them so I could start sauteeing the onions and ham in the pot.
Yikes!!!!!!!! What is this??????
Just do me a HUGE favor! Please don't tell anyone back home I did this! Please!! It's bad enough I have to start over this morning. I couldn't handle the shame of being ousted as a Southerner! Black-eyed peas are now in the pot softening. Near disaster averted! I think I've been in SoCal too long!
I love you. Happy New Year!