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Posted: 1/1/2006 8:42:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:43:29 AM EDT
Walmart didn't have any this morning. I'm going to Foodlion in a few minutes.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:43:58 AM EDT
Pork and sauerkraut
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:44:39 AM EDT
Can you explain this odd tradition?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:49:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DarkHalf:
Can you explain this odd tradition?



It's something about the "evil vindictive yankees" after the War of Southern Rebellion burned all the crops, and the poor victims of the antebellum (sp) south were left with nothing to eat but black eyed peas.
Probably just bullshit, like the war wasn't about slavery blah blah blah
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:52:13 AM EDT
Ryann? Then shouldn't they be eating cotton?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:56:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:56:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:57:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 8:58:42 AM EDT by Gopher]
Big pot of them on the stove and I'm about to put the cornbread in the oven.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:57:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:06:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 9:06:35 AM EDT by metalsaber]

Originally Posted By Chokey:
Pork and sauerkraut



+1

Just had mine.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:07:58 AM EDT
You know I have NEVER had black eyed peas in my life. Never had them on any new years day at all.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:08:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DarkHalf:
Ryann? Then shouldn't they be eating cotton?



One of my wife's friends goes to great pains to tell me this every New Years Day. She revels in the fact that she's somehow superior to me because I was born in the North, and always picks arguments about the civil war, and how evil and punitive the Yankees were afterwards.
I don't know if it's even true, as the 20 years I've lived in Texas I've had so much civil war revisionist history shoved down my throat by "friends" that I don't know what's true and what's not.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:11:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:13:57 AM EDT
Besides the BEP's, we're also having a BIG pot of Collard Greens along with some cornbread.
Happy New Year.
TS
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:14:04 AM EDT
I made a batch yesterday and had a bowl this morning.

Soak 1 cup of dry blacy-eyed peas in water.
Chop 8-10 pieces of bacon fine and fry up crisp.
Cut 1 medium onion, 2-3 pieces of garlic 2 celery stalks and a medium potato.
Put black-eyed peas and the rest of the ingrediants on top of the bacon and grease and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat.

Cover with 4 cups water and let simmer 30-45 minutes.

Drizzle with honey, brown sugar, mollasses or something similar.
(I used maple chips, maple syrup and honey)

It is good!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:15:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 9:16:29 AM EDT by DarkHalf]
Well, this is a new one on me
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:17:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 9:22:04 AM EDT by JacobusRex]
The reason for black eyed peas and cornbread in the south is because most Union troops didn't recognize peas as a food crop for people. They were not eaten much up north at the time. They therefore didn't destroy pea crops, thinking that it was fodder for horses or cattle. (They would have already killed/looted all the animal stock and the fodder crops would be useful for them later.)

They also burned all the corn cribs but corn and corn meal does not burn well. Therefore, a lot of the corn would survive the fire.

It was a very common tactic of the federal army to attempt to starve and leave homeless the women and children of areas that they occupied. It was a modified scorched earth strategy.

My wife just got through making a black eyed pea dish called Poppin John. We are having it with Mexican cornbread.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:20:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:24:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JacobusRex:
The reason for black eyed peas and cornbread in the south is because most Union troops didn't recognize peas as a food crop for people. They were not eaten much up north at the time. They therefore didn't destroy pea crops, thinking that it was fodder for horses or cattle. (They would have already killed/looted all the animal stock and the fodder crops would be useful for them later.)

They also burned all the corn cribs but corn and corn meal does not burn well. Therefore, a lot of the corn would survive the fire.

It was a very common tactic of the federal army to attempt to starve and leave homeless the women and children of areas that they occupied. It was a modified scorched earth strategy.

My wife just got through making a black eyed pea dish called Poppin John. We are having it with Mexican cornbread.



"It was a very common tactic of the federal army to attempt to starve and leave homeless the women and children of areas that they occupied....."
Ah yes, the women and children angle.............I better stay out of this thread, lest I get accused again of "shitting" on it
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:27:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:28:55 AM EDT
I'm having Bloody Marys at the San Diego Velodrome at noon, where a friend of mine will be riding a track bike 100 miles in commemoration of his 50th birthday. This afternoon it's ham and split pea soup.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:09:19 AM EDT
I would rather eat my own vomit...

Enjoy yours (peas) though and Happy New Year.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:10:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:14:21 AM EDT
Here in NM we do Posole and beer as I listed in another thread. Great stuff.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:14:24 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:15:05 AM EDT
Bla bla bla the south lost MOST normal people are over it.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:15:19 AM EDT
I have a pot that has been on for about an hour or so. I like to put about 2# of country ham, a little onioin and garlic in mine. Corn Bread, cabbage. gonna be a good dinner.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:16:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:
Well does listening to the Black Eyed Peas instead count????



....and if you're listening to the Black Eyed Peas while eating black eyed peas...is that double good luck? or does it cancel itself out?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:17:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:17:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 10:20:31 AM EDT by FLAL1A]
I've lived here my whole life and never heard of this "history," which I suspect is made up - not by the posters, but by somebody. Everybody from my corner of the world has always had BEPs, rice, and cornbread every New Year's day forever. It's mandatory. Of course, most of us eat beans & rice frequently anyway. Even babies get a grain of rice and a mashed pea and a few cornbread crumbs. It's always been spoken of (about 50/50) as either bringing good luck or warding off bad luck. My grandmother always put a silver dime in the pot of beans, the finder getting extra good luck.

Maple syrup? Molasses? Yuck! Butter on the cornbread, salt, pepper, & vinegar on the BEPs & rice.

ETA: just had round one. It just gets better as it sits on the stove, so I go for multiple small hits instead of one big one.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:19:35 AM EDT
Homemade Posole, started yesterday at 3PM now ready to be served. Now someone just needs to show up and have a beer and bowl of posole with me.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:21:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:22:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
I'll be having a huge bowl for good luck. Anyone else have other traditions for New Year's?



Yeah. I will be telling my wife she is nuts if she thinks I am going to eat black-eyed peas.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:07:16 AM EDT
I always thought it was a Black thing.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:15:48 AM EDT
My girlfriend ran up a pot of blackeyed peas last night, with a big chunk of some unidentifiable part of a pig in it.

Stunk so goddamn bad we were all pretty much sure either we did it wrong, or it's a recipe that just won't work north of the Macy-Dixie. She was told by a southern black coworker of hers that the pot had to cook through midnight.

That said, everyone here last night had some for luck. Sake and 10 Cane rum will kill the taste of anything.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:25:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
I'll be having a huge bowl for good luck. Anyone else have other traditions for New Year's?



Yep, I'll be having a piece of the wife's ass......for good luck.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:38:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tabersmith:
Besides the BEP's, we're also having a BIG pot of Collard Greens along with some cornbread.
Happy New Year.
TS



+1

BEPs for good luck, collards (or turnip greens in a pinch) for money.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:57:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By lordtrader:
Well does listening to the Black Eyed Peas instead count????


Dammit.

Now I'm struggling to get that asinine song about humps outta my head. Leave it to LT!



All together now.....


BLACK EYED PEAS LYRICS

"My Humps"

What you gon’ do with all that junk?
All that junk inside your trunk?
I’ma get, get, get, get, you drunk,
Get you love drunk off my hump.
My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps. (Check it out)

I drive these brothers crazy,
I do it on the daily,
They treat me really nicely,
They buy me all these icies.
Dolce & Gabbana,
Fendi and NaDonna
Karan, they be sharin’
All their money got me wearin' fly
But I ain’t askin,
They say they love my ass ‘n,
Seven Jeans, True Religion's,
I say no, but they keep givin’
So I keep on takin’
And no I ain’t taken
We can keep on datin’
I keep on demonstrating.

My love, my love, my love, my love
You love my lady lumps,
My hump, my hump, my hump,
My humps they got u,
She’s got me spending.
(Oh) Spendin’ all your money on me and spending time on me.
She’s got me spendin’.
(Oh) Spendin' all your money on me, up on me, on me

What you gon’ do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?
I’ma get, get, get, get, you drunk,
Get you love drunk off my hump.
What u gon’ do with all that ass?
All that ass inside them jeans?
I’m a make, make, make, make you scream
Make u scream, make you scream.
Cos of my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump.
My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely lady lumps. (Check it out)

I met a girl down at the disco.
She said hey, hey, hey yea let’s go.
I could be your baby, you can be my honey
Let's spend time not money.
I mix your milk wit my cocoa puff,
Milky, milky cocoa,
Mix your milk with my cocoa puff, milky, milky riiiiiiight.

They say I’m really sexy,
The boys they wanna sex me.
They always standing next to me,
Always dancing next to me,
Tryin’ a feel my hump, hump.
Lookin’ at my lump, lump.
U can look but you can’t touch it,
If you touch it I'ma start some drama,
You don’t want no drama,
No, no drama, no, no, no, no drama
So don’t pull on my hand boy,
You ain’t my man, boy,
I’m just tryn’a dance boy,
And move my hump.

My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump.
My lovely lady lumps [x3]
In the back and in the front.
My lovin’ got u,
She’s got me spendin’.
(Oh) Spendin’ all your money on me and spending time on me.
She’s got me spendin’.
(Oh) Spendin' all your money on me, up on me, on me.

What you gon’ do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?
I’ma get, get, get, get you drunk,
Get you love drunk off my hump.
What you gon’ do with all that ass?
All that ass inside them jeans?
I’ma make, make, make, make you scream
Make you scream, make you scream.
What you gon do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?
I’ma get, get, get, get you drunk,
Get you love drunk off this hump.
What you gon’ do wit all that breast?
All that breast inside that shirt?
I’ma make, make, make, make you work
Make you work, work, make you work.

She’s got me spendin’.
Spendin all your money on me and spendin’ time on me
She’s got me spendin’.
Spendin' all your money on me, up on me, on me.









Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:21:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 12:22:11 PM EDT by JacobusRex]
My lunch:

Mexican cornbread
Jalapeño/German sausage made by a real German cook.
Poppin John (blackeyed peas/rice/pork)
Homemade cheese cake

http://www.eastex.net/jhendrix/lunch.jpg
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 2:47:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I always thought it was a Black thing.



Most black people - even Northerners and Westerners - have family roots in the South. Lots of what is thought of outside the South as traditional black culture is common to Southerners generally. For example, "Soul Food" is known down here as "food."
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:00:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tabersmith:
Besides the BEP's, we're also having a BIG pot of Collard Greens along with some cornbread.
Happy New Year.
TS



Hmmmmmmmm. BEPs, collard greens, and cornbread are not just for New Years.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:12:46 PM EDT
WTF?

My new years tradition consist of trying not to get killed by the drunk drivers the night before, then trying to find something to watch on TV the day of.

I was sucessfull on count one. But count two is a failure as it seems I currently have 215 channels of football, Sponge bob squarepants, and band of brothers reruns.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:20:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:27:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:45:14 PM EDT
If you didn't ave your PICKLED HERRING today you will have bad luck all year.
Joe
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:11:04 PM EDT
Black eyed peas, fresh ham, hog jowls, greens, and cornbread every New Years Day!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:15:34 PM EDT
Gibby. Beat me to it.



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