- Put one hamhock (left over from Christmas) in a pot with black-eyed peas (soaked overnight - or out of the can). Add a little vinegar, salt & pepper. Let stew a few hours.
- Wash and chop a bunch of kale, a bunch of mustard greens, a bunch of collard greens. Make some cornbread.
- Put the greens in a bowl. Put the stewed peas over it. Pour molasses over the whole mess. The more you eat on New Year's Day, the more prosperous you will be all year long! "Sop up the pot liquor" with the cornbread.
Love and Peas in 2009
This recipe is from my pal Rhonda, who is a second generation southern belle. I didn't make it this year, but writing it down makes my mouth water!