Ok -- so tradition says must have Black Eyed Peas on New Years.
Got the cabbage.
Due to the willingness and KINDNESS of one of my co-workers, I have a supply of Luck's blackeyed peas and pinto beans!
He went south for Christmas -- I begged for a care package.
Not only did he come back with 10 cans of each, he also brought me a small bag of Martha White hot rize cornmeal mix.
What a goodie box from the Food Lion !!
At any rate, I have a pan of cornbread in the oven right now. Just wish I still had a good seasoned iron skillet.
But that's ok -- I will make do.
Will fix the BEP's later and will do a small thing of cabbage!!
Good luck should abound!
And if nothing else, it will be WARM on this sunny, frigid day (currently 24 with wind chill of 11)!
Weather blurb: last night we had wind gusts of up to 50 mph -- and we were without power for about an hour. Colleen and I entertained ourselves with flashlights (what can I say, we are easy).