We started the year out with a bang in our house. And by bang, I mean sick. The little one had croup, the hubs had a sore throat, and I think I may have caught the plague. The two guys have recovered, but I’m not so lucky. I’ll get there eventually, but in the mean time, I’m not cooking too much. I made some black eyed peas for New Year’s Day, but the rest of the day was spent elsewhere.
We haven’t been hit quite as hard by the cold as other places, but for Texas, it has been cold here too.
The beans I made were pretty good. I’ve played with them for a while, and almost went the ham rout this year, but with all the sickies this year, I had to improvise.
Luckily I bought some peas that had already been soaked, but you could use canned, or dry, just rinse them and soak them.
I sautéed a diced onion and diced garlic (about two cloves) in a tablespoon of butter until transparent. Then I added salt, and the beans and cooked for a little while, say 30 mins, and before serving I added the chopped fleshy part of a tomato (the part without the seeds) and cooked a couple mins.
My poor sick little guy ate three servings of these on New Year’s, so I’m hoping for excellent luck for him this year.