Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Mama’s Recipe

Ate black-eyed peas,
and collard greens,
a New Year’s day tradition
to bring luck and prosperity.
A custom of Southern origin,
without any proof it works, but
who’s going to argue with good raising,
and mama’s recipe for spicy greens,
ham bone peas and white rice.


MB said...

Hoppin' John — had some of that, too! Happy New Year!

floots said...

sounds good to me on a cold scottish morning :)

Carol said...

I have never eaten that but you make it sound really good.
Happy New Year,Pat.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I just realised that I didn't eat any black-eyed peas!!! My wife did, but I told her that I would later. Forgot! It's 1:40 a.m. now, so I guess it's too late. Bad luck!!!!!!
I may go get some anyway -- I'm serious. Since I haven't slept yet, maybe it will still work. :)

polona said...

i hae no idea how that tastes but sounds good. (my new year's meal was sarma :) )

jel said...

that's what we had for lunch yesterday, my dad had to have them everyear!

steve said...

This sounds so good - spicy greens & ham bone peas - not sure if they know those items around here, but worth looking!

Anonymous said...

have a great year ahead!!!

samuru999 said...

Sure sounds Yummy, Pat!
Happy New Year!
Hope it's a wonderful one for you!


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Those words sing up images like no others can of the south!
Home cookin' and spoon lickin goodness!

Poetry by Kai said...


Anonymous said...

Eh... nobody's gonna argue with that, I'm sure.

Have a happy 2007...

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy...I'd like to try the spicy greens.

Anonymous said...

sounds yummy to me too!

traditional foods, can't miss them during the forthcoming lunar new year!

gel said...

Glad you enjoyed and kept the tradition. :) Happy New Year!

sage said...

that good Southern rasin'

Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me!

Pat Paulk said...

MB, started to use that in the title, but figured it wouldn't be known widely enough. Thank you!!

Floots, sounds like it would be!!

Carol, it really is. Not sure why I only eat it once a year. Thank you!!

Andrew, if my past experience is any gauge to go by, I'm sure you're ok. If it weren't for the "finger lickin good" quality, I wouldn't participate in the ritual.

Well, Polona, that makes us even, cause I don't know how sarma tastes. But I would trust your judgement.

Janice, a good ole "suthern" tradition!!

Steve, you'll probably find them next to the grits.

Shikha, thank you!! Hope you do too!

Thank you Margie!! You too!!

"Home cookin and spoon lickin goodness" sound pretty southern to me!! Thank you Corey!!

Thanks Kai!!

Rethabile, not if they taste it first!! Thanks for coming by. I really enjoyed your site and poetry!!

Vaughn, they are yummy as Margie put it!!

Dsnake you are right!!

Thanks GEL!!

Sage, you can't beat it!!

Thanks Joyce!!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Sounds scrummy Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Mama knows best.

Anonymous said...

Wow...that sounds so delicious!

Anonymous said...

love it.