Happy New Year! So I was in the drive through of one of my favorite BBQ joints, yes, I'll let that sink in for a minute, we have BBQ drive throughs here in the South- just so right, isn't it? Ok, so I'm in the drive through of this BBQ joint on New Year's Eve, getting some lemonade, fried chicken and collards, and when I pull up to the window to pay, the woman at the window immediately greets me with, "going to eat your black eyed peas tomorrow?" To which I happily responded, "yes, ma'am, they are in the fridge!"
I was unaware of this tradition until we moved to the South a few years ago. My husband explained it to me- collards look like cash and black eyed peas are supposed to look like coins, so Southerners eat both on New Year's day to bring prosperity in the new year. I like wishing for prosperity! I wish it for each and everyone of you!
In addition to wishing you a Happy New Year, I'd like to hear from you how I can help in the new year. What recipes can I bring to you that you'll find either helpful, uplifting or just fun? Either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your comment at the end of this post. I'll look forward to hearing from you!