Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2011!

As a southern girl, I have had black eyed peas every New Year's Day since I was one.  
Tradition says eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day brings you good luck 
and good fortune in the year to come.
"Eat poor on New Year's, and eat fat the rest of the year," 

Do you eat black eyed peas on New Year's Day?

with greens?  cornbread? 

Hope this year brings you and your family good health and happiness.

Good luck to TCU in the Rose Bowl!
Go Frogs!

I'll be back in a few days with new posts.  There's a lot going on around here at my little 3 Ring Cottage.
I've got news to share, projects to tackle, pictures to show and maybe a give away or two!
2011 should be fun!


  1. Happy New Year Friend! We eat black eyes peas and cornbread... BUT I'm trying the PW's heated dip she has on her cooking blog... I'll let you know if it's any good...

    Better yet, come on by and have a try yourself!

    ~ kim

  2. I eat Hoppin' John on New Year and it does bring me good fortune!

  3. I have to confess, as a northern girl, I have never once eaten black eyed peas. Or collard greens. I have eaten cornbread. We had lettuce wraps. They were good. :)

    It does sound like 2011 will be fun!

  4. Happy New Year! I'm gonna go ahead and say too: Go TCU! I guess I can root for them since they are/*were* in the same conference as my team.

  5. I made Texas Caviar with black eyed peas. Most folks will eat them that way. No cabbage on the menu though.

  6. Ok, at first I thought it said, "I have pickles to show."

    Which actually got me all excited, because I love a good pickle and was interested to see how they could become a full post.

    Then I re-read.

    And yes, pictures are nice too, but...well...not the same as pickles.

  7. Can't wait to see all that you have going on! I don't have black eyed peas for New Years, but now that I know their significance, they might be on the menu next year!

  8. Just found your blog and I guess I'm your newest follower. I'm in Texas too and of course, have blackeyed peas on New Year's Day...along with buttermilk cornbread. :-) So excited that TCU won!!! Just wonderful ~

    I'm in the DFW area...are you?


  9. My dad is from TN. and when I called him yesterday his first question was whether I had blackeyed peas and ham... being a newbie vegetarian I told him I was making hoppin john with spinach... it was delicious! Now I'm waiting for my good luck! Happy New Year! Theresa xoxo

  10. I've never had black-eyed peas on New Year's Day although I've heard of the tradition. I've always wondered how you serve them.


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