Black-Eyed Peas and Cabbage

01 Jan

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Luck and Prosperity

In the South, it is tradition to eat black-eyed peas and cabbage on New Year’s Day to ensure luck and prosperity in the coming year. The black-eyed peas are for good luck, while the cabbage is for money, a/k/a prosperity.

Personally, I prefer to serve Hoppin’ John and Souped Up Stewed Cabbage. For you Yankees, Hoppin’ John is black-eyed peas with ham or fatback seasoned with Cajun seasonings, onion and bell pepper. It’s generally served over white rice. The cabbage is my own concoction of “fried” cabbage, potato soup and a little Parmesan cheese.

Good stuff….for a good year.

And, for your musical pleasure:

Where is the Love?, The Black-Eyed Peas

Boil Them Cabbage Down, The Darlins

Is that Gilligan?



Posted by on January 1, 2008 in holidays


5 responses to “Black-Eyed Peas and Cabbage

  1. shrewspeaks

    January 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Maynard G. Krebs!!!! That’s certainly the theme of my New Year…WORK???

  2. wompuss

    January 1, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy New Year, DD!!!

  3. music maven

    January 1, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    xoxoxoxo, Womp to the puss.

    Does my BEP and Cabbage look ok?

    It sure was good.

    Hope ’08 is great.

  4. karmardav

    January 1, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    MM – I thought you might appreciate this comic after reading today’s post:

  5. music maven

    January 1, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome, karmardav. PerFECK.


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