Hoppin' John . A traditional southern dish consisting of bacon, rice black eyed peas and onions. Usually Seasoned with Salt. Traditionally this dish was served on New Years Day and was thought to bring about a prosperous year full of luck. So shall we dive into this recipe?The end result was a huge crowd pleaser, I even got Mark to eat black eyed peas (and he is not a bean eater)! I can for sure see myself making this dish again. This simple Hoppin' John would make an excellent side dish to grilled meat or possibly even tofu! Light, flavorful and easy just the kind of recipe I like! Lets hope this dish brings my family a prosperous year full of luck! I made a tradition
I think we shall!
Paula's recipe was super easy with subtle flavor. But don't skip out on the parsley (that adds a great flavor punch)! Click here to get the complete recipe. The only thing I did differently was sub in celery for the red pepper and cut the butter down by a 1/2 tablespoon!
Do you eat something special on New Years Day? Any other foods that are thought to bring you luck in the New Year? I would love to hear about them!
And last but not least, just a few pictures from our New Years Celebration!
The Whole Gang!
There we go! Thats a good one!
Happy Wednesday Everyone!