When I told my boyfriend I was going to be making black eyed peas for dinner, he gave me a face similar to this one 😕.
For him, black eyed peas were only eaten on New Years Day. My family also has that tradition, but my mom cooked black eyed peas year round.
- Cajun smoked sausage
- Two bay leaves
- One cup of chicken stock
- Half an onion, chopped
- Tablespoon of minced garlic
- Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning to taste
What I learned from my parents when it comes to cooking beans is that you cook them low and slow. Low heat for a few hours.
In the meantime, I chopped some carrots to roast in the oven.
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Onion powder
- Rosemary sprigs
I baked the carrots in the oven at 350 degrees for about thirty minutes.
How about you?! What are your family traditions when it comes to New Years? I’d love to hear! And if you have a black eyed peas recipe to share, I’d love to try it out!
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Until next time,