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Old 01-01-2007, 07:59 PM   #21
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I went to the grocery store Friday night for juice and drinking water. I decided to get some things for New Years Dinner. People are trying to use up their leftovers from the holidays (buy 1 get 1 free deals), unexpected parishable gifts etc. Unfortunately the grocery store is trying to get rid of their holiday inventory too. No great deals, just hike up the prices on everything else and try to force people to buy it at regular price.
My New Years menu was Blackeyed Peas, Turnip Greens, Copper Carrots, Garlic Potatoes, Alfredo noodles. I want a little southern comfort next year.
It will be interesting to see what everyone is having for dinner tomorrow. I'm ready for soup & sandwich, cookies & milk, peanut butter & crackers. (oh, the good ole days ..... I'm just a summer person at heart.)
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:38 PM   #22
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We were busy all day taking down Christmas decorations - potato soup in the crock pot topped with cheese and bacon and crusty bread. Now I'm tired AND stuffed.
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:13 PM   #23
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Nothing special , just pork chops and mashed potatoes.
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:42 PM   #24
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I made my version of Hoppin' John just like I've done for the past 9 years or so.

Tomorrow - leftovers - the day after - possibly more leftovers It's hard to make a small batch of this stuff!!
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:54 PM   #25
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I made my version of Hoppin' John just like I've done for the past 9 years or so.

Tomorrow - leftovers - the day after - possibly more leftovers It's hard to make a small batch of this stuff!!
What is Hoppin' John?
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:35 AM   #26
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What is Hoppin' John?
Here is a recipe of Hoppin' John that was given to me by a friend. Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's is supposed to bring good luck.

1 lb. black-eyed peas
Water
1 large onion, chopped
6 oz. bacon
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 cups cooked white rice


Wash, sort, and soak beans overnight in 1 quarts of water. The next day, discard water and put beans in a large kettle with chopped onion and 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered for one hour. Cut bacon into inch pieces and add to kettle. Add salt and cayenne pepper and continue cooking, covered, on low heat for about two hours, or until beans are tender. Add more water (hot), if necessary, so beans are always covered with liquid. Serve over rice.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:24 AM   #27
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Well, I made some blackeyed peas today. I was glad to have your recipe; mine were just plain, seasoned with salt. They were canned because you cannot find them dried or fresh in this area and sometimes you cannot even find them canned. They actually tasted pretty good. I did use some cornstarch as I like a thick sauce. We are going to have vegetarian meals for a while.
Hoppin' John : didn't I see this a few years ago in the canned baked bean section? After I saw your recipe, I thought about this.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:35 AM   #28
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We had pork chops, sweet peas, & mac & cheese last night.
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:45 AM   #29
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Sausage and saffron risotto and salad. The risotto was delicious, probably because I had a chunk of parmesan to grate that wasn't quite enough for two meals but a generous lump for one.
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:46 AM   #30
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I'll roll it out, then fill it with brown sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon sugar and dry instant vanilla pudding, roll it up, let it rise and cut it, then bake. Being careful not to overbake, I like them gooey not dry.[/quote]

I haven't heard of including the vanilla pudding. What does this do exactly?

I think I will have to try the method.
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