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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:50 PM

 

Bought a ham,head of cabbage and black eyed peas

For the recipe posts! Lol! Happy New Year! Glad I had some money for the dang ham after the 1% and Trump took it all!

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Reply Bought a ham,head of cabbage and black eyed peas (Original post)
Kajun Gal Dec 2017 OP
notdarkyet Dec 2017 #1
Laffy Kat Dec 2017 #5
sprinkleeninow Dec 2017 #21
Ohiogal Dec 2017 #2
blue neen Dec 2017 #3
Ohiogal Dec 2017 #8
spinbaby Dec 2017 #34
blue neen Dec 2017 #35
Laffy Kat Dec 2017 #4
ProudLib72 Dec 2017 #6
questionseverything Dec 2017 #17
ProudLib72 Dec 2017 #18
GulfCoast66 Dec 2017 #29
democratisphere Dec 2017 #7
csziggy Dec 2017 #9
sprinkleeninow Dec 2017 #20
dhol82 Dec 2017 #27
sprinkleeninow Dec 2017 #30
onethatcares Dec 2017 #23
csziggy Dec 2017 #24
yallerdawg Dec 2017 #28
csziggy Dec 2017 #25
Kajun Gal Dec 2017 #32
GulfCoast66 Dec 2017 #10
Yonnie3 Dec 2017 #12
Blue_true Dec 2017 #11
Lochloosa Dec 2017 #13
Kajun Gal Dec 2017 #31
FormerOstrich Dec 2017 #14
DAMANgoldberg Dec 2017 #15
Drahthaardogs Dec 2017 #16
sprinkleeninow Dec 2017 #19
malaise Dec 2017 #22
Freddie Dec 2017 #26
Kajun Gal Dec 2017 #33
aikoaiko Dec 2017 #36
duforsure Dec 2017 #37
Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #38

Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:53 PM

1. That was my moms traditional New Years dinner. She said you had to have black-eyed peas

for good luck in the new year. Been missing my mom bad today.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:58 PM

5. I'm sorry. The holidays are hard.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:27 AM

21. From my 💙 to yours. I'm missing everyone lately.

Especially our furchildren that have gone on.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:55 PM

2. Remember Jason Chaffetz

when he said poor people are poor because they spend their money on I- phones! (which they obviously don't deserve to have)

Enjoy your ham! Here in NE Ohio we dine on pork and sauerkraut for New Year's.

Here's to your Mom.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:57 PM

3. Same here in western PA!

I got the pork roast today, stuck it in the freezer and will cook it on New Year's Day.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to blue neen (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:06 PM

8. Thank you!

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Response to blue neen (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:43 PM

34. Thats what Im making

Hope the weather cooperates so I can get to the Giant Eagle for my roast tomorrow.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 04:27 AM

35. I shopped on Friday.

It looked to be bad weather this weekend, so I bought everything then.

I wonder how many people will show up for the Steelers-Browns game? It will really be frigid down there!

Hope you make it to Giant Eagle! Happy New Year!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:57 PM

4. Very southern of you.

No one out west here is aware of the tradition and I miss BEPs on January 1st.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:04 PM

6. I still don't get the significance of black eyed peas

That's what my mom always told me, too. That and being the first to write the new year down on paper.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 01:47 AM

17. after the civil war when sherman marched to the sea

the Yankees took everything

but black eyed peas are underground like a peanut so southerners survived on them

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:33 AM

18. Well Wikipedia doesn't help much

There are several legends as to the origin of this custom. Two popular explanations for the Southís association with peas and good luck dates back to the American Civil War. The first is associated with General William T. Shermanís march of the Union Army to the sea, during which they pillaged the Confederates' food supplies. Stories say peas and salted pork were said to have been left untouched, because of the belief that they were animal food unfit for human consumption. Southerners considered themselves lucky to be left with some supplies to help them survive the winter, and black-eyed peas evolved into a representation of good luck. One challenge to this legend is that General Sherman brought backup supplies with him including three days of animal feed[6] and would have been unlikely to have left even animal feed untouched. In addition, the dates of the first average frost for Atlanta and Savannah, respectively, are November 13 and November 28[7]. As Sherman's march was from November 15 to December 21, 1864, it is improbable, although possible, that the Union Army would have come across standing fields of black eyed peas as relayed in most versions of the legend. In another Southern tradition, black-eyed peas was a symbol of emancipation for African-Americans who had previously been enslaved, and who after the Civil War were officially freed on New Years Day.[8][9] Other Southern American traditions point to Jews of Ashkenazi and Sephardic ancestry in Southern cities and plantations.[10]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-eyed_pea


So the Sherman's March theory has problems. And I have a problem with white southerners celebrating emancipation. I guess this is one tradition we just have to accept without too much inquiry.

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 01:27 PM

29. Ive grown black eyed peas

I assure you they are not underground. They are a legume same as green peas and butter beans.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:06 PM

7. Most Americans will be eating a lot of Stone Soup once they realize

their tax cut is actually a tax increase. Your soup recipe sounds delacioso! Must try it. Thanks!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:07 PM

9. I bought red beans and thick cut bacon for my Hopping John

Per this article:


I'll cook my beans (with ham hock, onion, and bell pepper) separately from the brown rice and serve the cooked bacon along with hog jowls on the side.

I also got buttermilk to make cornbread.

New Year's Day I'll use the rest of the buttermilk to make pancakes on the counter top griddle I got for Christmas! I cooked our fish for tonight's dinner on it and it was great.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:23 AM

20. I assimilated down south. MB my Slav heritage helped.

A favorite dish of theirs is jellied pigs' feet.
Sounds yucky to some. "Ya hafta be there!"

I am found of Souse. A lunchmeat of piggy parts. Delish! 😄

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 10:45 AM

27. Love kholodetz

Grew up on it and will, on occasion, make it for myself.
Consider it comfort food served with horseradish.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 06:30 PM

30. Baba made our 'Studenina'.

She added some carrots, splash of vinegar, salt and pepper. Now I'm hankerin' for some.😋

Happy New Year!
🎆🎉🥂

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Response to csziggy (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 07:48 AM

23. what???

are "hog jowls"?

I think I could like some of that but actually don't know which part of the pig they are.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 10:25 AM

24. Hog jowls are pretty much bacon taken from the pig's double chin

The ones I get from Publix are pretty much like salt pork but with more smoking and come sliced or unsliced - I get sliced. The best way to cook them is to lay them out on a baking sheet and bake them until crispy. They are sort of like the pork rinds sold like potato chips down here.

Once I made the mistake of getting hog jowls from the local historic general store. When I unwrapped the package, there was a jaw bone with the meat and fat still attached - well smoked, though. While the flavor was good, cutting the smoked meat off was a PITA.

Huh - I tried to google "hog jowls" and it gave me results for "pork jowls" - that is NOT what my Alabama raised Mom ever called them!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 11:03 AM

28. My wife bought hog jowls for the first time at the local Piggly Wiggly...

and when inspecting the meat at home - we were adding it to our lucky New Year's Day first meal - she saw whisker stubbles all over one side and FREAKED OUT.

She had no idea what a jowl was!

From then on it has been pork chops or a Boston Butt.

I hope she never figures out what part of a pig the butt comes from!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:34 PM

32. Hopping John. Yankee viddles! Lol!

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:14 PM

10. Cabbage?!? Cabbage?!? And black eyed peas?

And you are Cajun gal? This Louisiana native polity corrects your culinary faux pas. COLLARDS. Or at least turnips it mustards.

Are you some Irish or German infiltrator?

All kidding aside. Enjoy your meal and happy New Year.

If you donít mind me asking, where in LA are you from?

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:22 PM

12. I was gonna holler COLLARD GREENS but,

you beat me to it. Collard greens, ham hocks and black-eyed peas are the tradition.

Of course, I don't mind Ham and Cabbage a bit either.

Enjoy!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:22 PM

11. Wow, just reading the list gives me gas. nt

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

13. Trade that cabbage for collards.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:32 PM

31. Icky! Lol! To each his own!

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 12:28 AM

14. I break from my mom's fare

by using hot links in my black-eye peas instead of ham. Plus, I usually have spinach instead of greens (this year from my garden). But what makes it is adding rivels (sort of like a dumpling) like my great Aunt did.

And cornbread made in a cast iron skillet!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 01:32 AM

15. Low Country Boil for NYD

P&D small Shrimp
Roger Wood Spicy Hot Sausage (Savannah GA)
Margaret Holmes Tomatoes, Okra, & Corn (Effingham SC)
Red Potatoes (NC)
White Rice

additionally for my version:
Margaret Holmes Hoppin' John (Effingham SC)
Green Cabbage (NC)
Cayenne Pepper

I tried to get every item from the Carolinas, as this is a Charleston-style dish. Roger Wood is close enough in Savannah, Carolina Shrimp is expensive and hard to get 200 miles inland, Carolina Rice is very expensive.

home-baked White Loaf bread from Food Lion (NC-based supermarket)

Here below is an approximate image:

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 01:42 AM

16. Cotechino sausage and lentils

New Years traditional italian fare

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:14 AM

19. Found two ham hocks today and got two cans

Margaret Holmes Field Snaps and Peas. Also grabbed a can of her Triple Succotash.
$1 each. (Sufferin' Succotash!) Making some potatoes to offset strong ham flavor just in case.

My mom would always advise that my demeanor on New Year's Eve would set it for the full year.

I'll try to be a good girl and behave but there's no promisin'. 😝

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 06:49 AM

22. Don't eat pork but smoked chicken will do

Where's the recipe?

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 10:43 AM

26. Here in PA Dutch country

It's pork, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. I'm not fond of sauerkraut and DH does not care much for roast pork, so I'm making ham and bean soup with the leftover Christmas ham. One of the ingredients is shredded cabbage so that counts.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:35 PM

33. Cabbage for dollars. Blackeyed peas for coins. Ham? No clue.

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:19 AM

36. And cornbread, I'm sure


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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:52 AM

37. When I was young remembered having that too!

Having Popeye's and BBQ this year for all the family this year. Think I have some black eye peas in the pantry too.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:06 AM

38. Good luck will surely follow!

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