Carnival of the Recipes #175
New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve Traditions
Cooking for New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve tends to be a random affair punctuated by comfort food and easy to prepare meals to be eaten at parties and in front of the television.
One of the most well-known traditions is that Black-eyed peas are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day, often with collard greens or mustard greens. The tradition indicates that the eating of black eyed peas will bring good luck and fortune.
With that in mind, we have a couple of Black Eyed Peas Recipes submitted by various members of the Carnival of the Recipes.
And here is another Black Eyed Pea Recipe for good measure:
Black Eyed Peas with Ham
Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve is supposed to bring you luck, or so says Southern tradition. Why leave it to chance when you can cook up a delicious pot of black eyed peas instead?
Cooking black eyed peas at a low simmer instead of a boil will keep the skins from bursting and give the dish a better appearance. Also add salt after cooking is complete as it can make the beans tough.
3 1/2 C canned or frozen (and thawed) black-eyed peas thawed
3 C chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
4 oz finely chopped ham
1 C onion, chopped
2 T balsamic or red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp (more to taste) crushed red pepper
pepper to taste
Bring all ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
New Year’s Eve and New Years Day Holiday Traditional Recipes
1 (10 count) pkg. refrigerated biscuits
1 lb. ground beef
1 (15 1/2 oz.) can chili beans
1 (15 1/4 oz.) can Mexican style sauce
1/4 c. water
1 c. shredded
Roll or pat each biscuit to a 3 1/2 to 4 inch circle. Fit over backs of well
greased muffin pans. Bake in a 400 degree oven 8-9 minutes. Brown meat; drain
off fat. Stir in beans, sauce and water; heat to boiling with metal spatula,
remove biscuits from pan. Fill with sauce. Top with cheese, lettuce and tomato.
Makes about 10.
Crazy Crust Apple Pie
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
2/3 c shortening
3/4 c water
1 – 1lb 50z can apple pie filling
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, water and shortening in a
small bowl. Mix well. Pour into 9″ deep pie pan
Mix pie filling with lemon juice and cinnamon.
Pour into center of batter. Do not stir.
Bake 425º for 35 to 40 minutes
Other pie fillings may be substituted – omit lemon juice and cinnamon
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ounce liquid red food color
3/4 cup water
1 pudding-type cake mix (white or yellow)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
4 tablespoons buttermilk powder
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Heat oven to 325F.
Mix together cocoa powder, red food color, and a small amount of the water forming a paste. Add remaining ingredients except vinegar. Mix 2-3 minutes on medium speed until well blended. Add vinegar and blend completely. Pour batter into prepared 9″ x 13″ cake pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
This edition is themed “Holiday Memories” and includes such festive holiday treats as:
Chicken Casserole posted at Chicken Recipes
Orange Roast Chicken posted at Chicken Recipes
Low-Fat Turkey Stock posted at Turkey Recipes
Creamed Peas And New Potatoes posted at Famous Recipes
Cilantro Lime Dressing posted at Diabetic Recipes
Crockpot Apple Pie posted at Slow Cooker Recipes
Coconut Pie posted at Easter Recipes
Fruitcake Recipe from our very own Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes posted at World Famous Recipes
Gingerbread Pancakes posted at Pancake Recipes
and many many more delicious, memory provoking recipes.