Monday, December 31, 2012

Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread Cakes

I love Cornbread and I love Blackeyed Peas so why haven't I written this post before? I have no idea but I wanted to do something for New Years Day and you should be eating Blackeyed Peas for good luck on New Year's Day right? You have time to go to the grocery for ingredients before tomorrow. Here's how I make this dish. Remember that it's only Papa and I eating this (it is enough for dinner and lunch the next day) so you may want to double the recipe if you have more people to feed. This is a very frugal dish to make.

Start by placing 1 cup of Blackeyed Peas in a pot and cover with 5-6 cups of water. You may want to add more water later. Bring to a boil and turn the heat very low and simmer. Most people soak the peas over night but I usually don't remember to do that.

I often cook them with chopped ham or a ham bone; sausage is good as well as bacon. I am cooking the bacon separate this time as to not add the fat to the peas. Also I really like the crunch of the crisp fried bacon.

You could also add some type of fresh or frozen greens (2-4 cups of kale, collards or even spinach) at this point, but the man of the house wouldn't eat it if I do so I leave them out.  A can of chopped stewed tomatoes is a really nice addition too but I don't add them for the same reason as not adding the greens :) Continue to cook another half hour or a full hour until the peas are soft and your additions are cooked. 

Serve the Blackeyed Peas over a Cornbread Cake and garnish with crisp fried bacon.

Now that's the way to start a new year, with delicious and healthy food. Well, this is my last post of this year. It has been a year that was busy and full; and very blessed. There were trials and issues to overcome, but we came through it all together. I will see you in the new year! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  1. Yum! Sounds delicious and healthy!

  2. I have heard the black-eyed peas are a New Year's Day tradition, but they would not be so lucky for me should I decide to serve them to my fussy husband. I would try that recipe for myself though.

  3. Yum! I could go for a bowl of that right now. It looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Oh WOW!!!!! Delicious!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  5. This looks good. Saw you at a link party. Visit me at
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  6. I love black eyed peas! This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  7. I like me some cornbread!!

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  8. I have a similar recipe (somewhere) without the meat. I need to dig it out and make it again as the blackeyed peas with the cornbread cake is a really good combo. Thanks for boot scootin' on over to share at the Old Time Party!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  9. Oh, this looks very yummy!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  10. This sounds so good! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. This sounds pretty good! I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Happy 2013!!

  12. I have never had black eyed peas. Can you believe it? This looks delicious. Love it over the cornbread cakes. Have never heard of making cornbread like that either. What a great Winter dish! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  13. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week!

  14. I learned something today - how to cook black eyed peas, which I have never eaten and how to make skillet cornbread cakes! Great tutorial! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!


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