New Years Day Black Eyed Peas
This is a down home southern favorite. Said to bring luck and wealth to all who eat them on New Years Day...
We serve them with lots of hot cornbread and butter.
Because its one of those southern recipes, and money was tight in years past, you can add water as you go along, they tend to thicken as they sit, and water helps you "spread the wealth"
These are wonderful -- made every year by my dad, who turned 81 on Dec. 5, and called us all yesterday and said "beans will be done in a half hour, come on over!" Which, of course, we all did.