I take the tradition of eating Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Greens on New Years Day seriously.  I was all over town yesterday, trying to locate some black-eye peas, collard greens, and cornbread.  Luckily for me, Full Moon BBQ rescued me from any kitchen work. YUM!!!!!!

As long as I can remember, every New Year’s Day, there would be a big pot of my mothers’ Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, and Sausage stew with a side of golden cornbread.  My mother’s stew is similar to this stew recipe from Food and Wine, but moms had sausage chunks and collard greens too.  Some people prefer their Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Green separate, but most often, the meaning is the same.

In an article by Southern Living, “according to legendary Southern food researcher John Egerton's Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History, black-eyed peas are associated with a "mystical and mythical power to bring good luck.” As for collard greens, they're green like money and will ensure you a financially prosperous new year.”

My mother always said that Black-Eye Peas brings luck, Collard Greens brings in the money, and Cornbread was for gold! Let’s claim all of that for 2020! - @MaryKRadio

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