Friday, January 1, 2010

Hoppin' John

Did you eat some black eyed peas? You must! They insure you'll get good luck and moneyssss!
We all need money! LOL
So this morning I made a batch of Hoppin' John. Hoppin' John is a southern recipe. A delicious mix of rice,black eyed peas,bacon, tomatoes...DELICIOUS!
I started doing this after hearing about it from Paula Deen y'all.
It is very cheap and filling and very comforting! Dan eats it for breakfast...It's great for lunch.
I got the recipe from the internet but couldn't find it if my life depended on it! I did find a lot of great recipes , some more complicated than other. I used canned black eyed peas and no ham hock, i had delicious bacon instead!
I also heard last week that you had to eat cabbage on New Year for good luck...I won't, afterall bean is the musical fruit!


CC said...

I always have heard the black eyed peas on New Years brought good luck throughout the year..and eating cabbage ensured you would have money. Since I forgot to get cabbage at the store,and being too lazy to go back out,we'll be having peas and no cabbage. hmmmmm
we'll have lots of luck and no money????? *sighs..I shold have gone back to the store.. :).
Happy New Year..may it bring many blessings..

Maureen said...

It looks good! Especially in those Pyrex bowls.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I lived in North Carolina for a few years and that's pretty far south - And yes...Big Hoppin' John country. Black eyed peas in general actually... But you're right this is very good... And I should never go read blogs when I'm hungry... It only makes it worse! lol

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love Hoppin John! I love almost all bean recipes! I'm a full-fledged member of the "Musical Food Club".