Tasty Thursday

The New Year is just about here. Of course we have to bring in 2010 with two of our favorite dishes Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage w/smoked chops

Did you know that many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas. They are usually cooked with some type ham, we use sausage. Black-eyed peas have been considered good luck in many cultures. The hog, and thus its meat, is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's Day by many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being representative of paper currency.

Creamy Black Eyed Peas
1-Bag of Black Eyed Peas
1-Lg Can of Broth
1-Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1-Bunch of Green Onions
1-Package Sausage (You can use brand of your choosing)
1-Tsp garlic powder
Season Salt & Pepper to taste

Rinse peas, and then soak in water over night. In large pot simmer onions and sausage in broth (you can add more broth or water if needed), add peas, garlic powder, season salt, and pepper and cook thoroughly until peas are soft. After cooking is complete, stir in heavy whipping cream (this needs to be added as last ingredient...)

Slow Cooked Cabbage

1 Head cabbage, sliced
1 Pkg Smoked Pork Chops, 1 pkg sausage or you can use cooked 1 lb bacon (cook and drain then add)
1 Onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Lg Can Beef Broth

In a large crock pot add sliced cabbage, onion, chops and broth. Season to taste. Cover and cook in crock pot until Cabbage is tender.

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