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Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Greens

1 Jan

Happy New Year, everyone!  I know I’ve been in and out over the holiday season, and I resolve to get back on top of writing regularly in 2012.  Not because I’m so narcissistic that I think I’ve been terribly missed, but because I miss writing here.  And well, yeah…maybe…hopefully…a few people out there actually check in regularly and enjoy my ramblings.

Party like it's 1951!

So, I’m kicking off the year with my favorite Southern New Year’s Day tradition – which also just happens to be totally Primal…  Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens!  If you don’t know the superstition, (and I assume that even if you’ve never eaten it, most people have at least heard of it) the black-eyed peas are for good luck, and the greens are for money.  And who couldn’t use a little more of both?  But old wives tales aside, this is just good ole’ yummy Southern comfort food at it’s best.

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