The black eyed peas and rice are morphed into hoppin’ john, the greens are out of the pot. If you’re going to search “black eyed peas,” be sure to “+ food.” Decide which feeds body and soul.

New Years Day traditions. What do they mean? Black eyed peas and greens — these two combos bring in cash flow. Put a few uncooked dry peas in the purse. Hopefully the cashier won’t look at me strange the next time my peas fly out with the change. At least I can say, my purse is never empty.

Now onto the biscuit making.

Recipe for Creole Hoppin’ Jean

Though I just wash and tear one pound or a pound and a 1/2 of collards before putting them in a pot (with about 2 cups of water or a can of chicken broth flavored with 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic, a dried chili pepper, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and course salt – bring to a boil, then put in torn greens, cover pot, turn down low and cook for 1 hour or until tender), I’ll eventually try this recipe for Citrus Collards with Raisins.
Hoppin’ Jean and Citrus Collards recipes Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry

The Buttermilk biscuit recipe I use is from The Joy of Cooking. And I’ve got more “the perfect chocolate chip cookie” (NY Times) dough in the freezer. The dough has to sit for about 2 days in the frig to get this right. You may want to consider starting your diet later in the month. Recommend under-cooking a bit if you like them chewy.