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December 27, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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One of the Southern traditions in the US eating black eyed peas on New Year's eve to bring luck for the new year. Below are recipes for News Years Day which are said to bring good luck.

Good Luck Pea Dip Recipe | New Years

2 cans black-eyed peas with no bacon in can*
2 tsp. chili powder
1 stick melted butter or margarine
1 or 2 (4 oz.) cans green chilies,
2 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

*For spicier dish, use 1 or both cans of black-eyed peas with jalapenos. Drain black-eyed peas; blend using blender or food processor. Add chili powder and melted butter, then blend again. Pour mixture into shallow baking dish; top with green chilies. Sprinkle shredded cheese over mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and beans are hot. Serve with chips as an appetizer, or serve as a side dish with a meal.
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Black-Eyed Pea Dip Recipe for Luck | New Years

1 (32 oz.) blackeyed peas with jalapenos (processed in blender)
1 lg. chopped onion
1 clove chopped garlic
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies
1 tbsp. jalapeno liquid
1/2 lb. melted oleo
1/2 lb. (melted with oleo) Old
English sharp cheese

In microwaveable large dish, melt oleo and cheese. Add chopped onion, garlic, green chilies and jalapeno juice to cheese and oleo mixture. Process blackeyed peas with jalapenos (I use 3 cans, drained); (save some liquid in case it gets too thick) and add to cheese mixture. Mix well. Serve hot with chips. This also freezes well!
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Black Eyed Pea Relish Recipe for Luck | New Years

1 can black-eyed peas with jalapenos, rinsed & drained

To this add:
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. chopped or sliced green peppers
1/4 c. black olives
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. chopped or sliced onions
1/4 c. fresh mushrooms

Mix together and chill before serving.
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Black-Eyed Peas and Rice Casserole Recipe | New Years

2 (16 oz.) cans black-eyed peas
1/2 c. instant rice (or 1 c. cooked rice)
1 c. diced ham
1 can S & W Ready-Cut Peeled tomatoes
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. chopped green pepper

Mix peas, ham, tomatoes, onion and pepper. Bring to boil. Add rice. Cover and let rest 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and pour into oiled casserole. If dry add small amount of water. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. There should be enough liquid in peas and tomatoes to cook rice. If not, add some water. Be sure to use the S & W. tomatoes, they hold their shape. This is a good dish to serve on New Year's day. Southerners believe black-eyed peas and New Year's day bring good luck all year. Serve hot with chips.
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Black-Eyed Pea and Ham Salad Recipe | New Years

2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen black-eyed peas
1 c. cooked rice
1/2 c. sliced celery
1/3 c. chopped sweet red pepper
1/4 red onion, sliced
1/4 c. chopped parsley
2 oz. ham, cut in slivers
1/3 c. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Pinch ground cloves

Cook black-eyed peas according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Place in a large bowl. Add rice, celery, sweet red pepper, onion, parsley, and ham. Combine oil, vinegar, salt, mustard, pepper flakes and cloves in a small bowl; mix well. Pour over black-eyed pea mixture; mix gently.
Refrigerate until serving time.
Serves 4.
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Black Eyed Pea Hoppin John Recipe | New Years

8 oz. can Bush's dried black-eyed peas
1 lg. bell pepper
1 lg. onion
1 lg. or 2 med. tomatoes
1/2 (12 oz.) can Spam Lite
1 tbsp. bacon grease
1 tbsp. canola oil
2/3 c. uncooked Comet Rice
Salt & pepper to taste

Slice pepper into strips, dice fine. Dip tomato into boiling water briefly, dice fine. Dice onion also. Place veggies in separate bowls, with a teaspoon in each for serving. Place on table. Dump peas into pot, add bacon grease and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer without lid, stirring now and then. At same time start rice according to directions. Slice Spam, stack slices, cut into cubes. Brown gently in a little oil. Combine cooked rice with peas and Spam, stir, simmer for a couple of minutes.
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Traditional New Years Day Bring Luck and Money Recipes

Luck and Prosperity Cabbage Soup #1 Recipe | New Years

2 pounds stew meat
1 lg. cabbage
2 cans lg. tomato juice, sauce or paste
2 onions, diced
Sour salt or lemon juice to taste
1/2 c. sugar to taste

Fill large soup pot with water. Bring water and meat to a boil, and skim top. Cut cabbage into strips. Add all ingredients, adding salt, pepper, sugar and lemon to taste. Cook several hours.
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Luck & Prosperity Spinach Balls Recipe | New Years

3 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach
1 large pkg. Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing mix
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, grated
8 eggs, well beaten
2 large onions, chopped
1 c. melted margarine
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. garlic powder

Mix all ingredients. Form into small balls. Place on cookie sheet and freeze. When frozen, place in Ziploc bag until needed. Bake frozen for 20 minutes at 375°.
Makes 30 balls.
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Luck & Prosperity Spinach Pinwheels Recipe | New Years

2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained (squeeze in paper towels; do not cook)
1/2 pkg. Ranch style dressing (dry, party dip style)
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz.) container light sour cream
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
3 green onions, chopped
1 pkg. (8 to 10, 8 to 10-inch) flour tortillas

Mix together all ingredients except tortillas. Spread some mixture on tortillas to within 3/4-inch of edges. Carefully roll up. Refrigerate covered or wrapped in plastic wrap overnight. Cut into 1/2-inch slices to serve this appetizer.
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Luck and Prosperity Spinach Casserole Recipe | New Years

2 pkgs. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
1 pkg. Lipton's onion soup mix
1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream

Cook spinach as directed on package until tender. Drain. Add dry onion soup mix to spinach. Combine. Add sour cream to mixture and stir. Place in ungreased casserole. Heat, uncovered at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture bubbles. Serves 6. Great "do ahead" dish to pop in the oven just before serving.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Creamed Spinach Recipe | New Years

1 pkg. frozen spinach, chopped
4 slices of bacon, finely chopped
1 med onion, very finely chopped
2 tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. pepper, fresh ground
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
1 c. milk

Cook spinach according to directions. Drain very dry. Fry bacon and onions together until onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Add flour, seasoned salt, pepper and garlic. Blend thoroughly. Slowly add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Add spinach and mix thoroughly.
Serves 4.
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New Years Baked Spinach and Cheese Recipe

2 bags fresh spinach
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
4 tbsp. shortening
1/2 tsp. paprika
4 eggs
2 c. milk
1 c. grated cheese
1 tsp. salt

Chop spinach fine, add parsley, cook in shortening 10 minutes. Add well-beaten eggs to milk, pour over spinach. Add cheese and seasoning, turn into greased baking dish. Bake at 350 to 400 degrees for 1/2 hour.
Makes 6 Servings
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New Years Spinach Salad Recipe

1 lb. fresh spinach
4 or 5 fresh mushrooms
Slivered Parmesan cheese
Virgin olive oil
Garlic red wine vinegar

Wash and drain spinach. Chop very fine. Slice mushrooms very thin; add to spinach. Add slivered Parmesan cheese (do not use grated Parmesan cheese unless necessary). Add olive oil, one teaspoon at a time, tossing until spinach looks wet. Add vinegar to taste. Serve at once.
Makes 4 Servings
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Spinach Squares Recipe | New Years

4 tbsp. butter
3 eggs
1 c. flour
1 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 lb. grated cheddar
20 oz. cooked spinach
1 tbsp. chopped onion
Seasoned salt (opt.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 9 x 13 inch baking dish in oven. Remove dish. Beat eggs well, then add flour, milk, salt and baking powder. Mix well. Add cheese, spinach, onion and mix well. Spoon into dish and level off. Sprinkle with seasoned salt if desired. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into squares.
Makes 4 Servings
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Kale Soup Recipe | New Years

1/4 c. olive oil
2 lg. potatoes, about 1 lb.
2 c. kale leaves, shredded fine
1 tsp. salt, or to taste

Cook the potatoes in 5 cups of water until they are tender. Mash the potatoes coarsely in the liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil, add the kale and boil for 5 minutes or until the kale is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4.
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Pork and Kale Dinner Recipe | New Years

3-4 fresh pork hocks
2 lb. kale greens, fresh, frozen, canned
1 med. diced onion
1/2 c. uncooked barley
Salt & Pepper to taste

Simmer pork, onion, salt and pepper until meat falls off bone. Add kale. Simmer 1/2 hour. Add barley. Simmer until done, 1/2 hour. Traditionally served with fried whole potatoes. Use small unpeeled potatoes. Boil until done; skin. Fry in butter until browned.
Yield: 4 servings.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe | New Years

Place in crock pot in order:
3 carrots, cut in 3 inch pieces
3-4 lb. corned beef brisket
2-3 med. onions, quartered
1-2 c. water
1/2 sm. cabbage, cut in wedges

Add cabbage to liquid, pushing down to moisten, after 6 hours on low or 3 hours on high. Cover and cook 10-12 hours on low, 5-6 hours on high. To prepare more cabbage, cook separately in skillet. Remove 1 cup of broth from crock pot during last hour of cooking. Pour over cabbage wedges in skillet. Cover and cook 20-30 minutes.
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German and Pa Dutch New Years Recipes
A German and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition is to eat pork and sauerkraut (and cabbage) on New Year's day for good luck.

Boiled Pork Cabbage and Potatoes Recipe

1 lb. ground pork
2 c. beef broth
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 sm. cabbage, cut in 1/2-inch
3 lg. potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch slices
Raw carrots, shredded
Parsley, chopped

Combine first 4 ingredients and beat well. In large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, 4- to 5-quart, make a layer of half the cabbage and spread half the meat mixture on top. Add potatoes, spread with remaining meat mixture and top with remaining cabbage. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer very slowly 45 minutes, or until potatoes are very tender. Garnish with carrots around edges and parsley in center.
Makes 6 servings.


Fried Cabbage Recipe

1/4 lb. lean salt pork, cut in cubes, I have used pork chops cut into cubes.
1 head cabbage, cored and cut into
1/2 to 1 inch strips
Caraway seeds
1/2 pkg. elbow macaroni

Cut lean salt pork into 1/4 inch cubes and fry in skillet until golden brown. Cook in salt pork fat the cored and cut up cabbage until cooked, along with teaspoon caraway seeds and 2-3 cut up pimentos. Set aside when done. In small pan cook elbow macaroni, drain water after macaroni is cooked and add to the salt pork and cabbage.
Makes 4 Servings


Pork Chops with Cabbage and Potatoes Recipe

4 pork chops, about 1/2" thick
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1/2 c. milk
3 med. potatoes, pared & sliced
1 lb. shredded cabbage
1/4 c. flour

Cut excess fat from pork chops. Season with salt and pepper. Grease skillet very lightly. Brown chops on both sides over moderate heat, about 15 minutes. Remove chops. Pour off fat. Measure 2 tablespoons fat into skillet. Add onion, celery soup and milk. Stir to blend well. Put 2 alternating layers of potatoes and cabbage in 2 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle each layer with flour and pour about 1/4 of celery-milk mixture over each layer. Top with chops. Cover and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Serves 4.


Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

1 jar or can sauerkraut, well drained
1 sm. onion, chopped and sautéed
2 tbsp. brown sugar or 1 sm. jar applesauce
1 1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. rice (not instant)
1 head cabbage
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
2 slices crustless white bread
1/2 c. milk
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 onion, chopped

1 can tomato soup
1 (16 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. brown sugar

Mix sauerkraut, sautéed onion and either brown sugar or applesauce. In saucepan, bring water, 1/4 teaspoon salt and butter to boil. Add rice, remove from heat and cover. Let stand 30 minutes. Meanwhile, core and steam cabbage just until leaves are no longer crisp. Mix together beef, pork, bread, milk, egg, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, garlic and chopped onion. Add rice to meat mixture. Roll up cabbage leaves with some meat mixture inside. Shred remaining cabbage. On bottom of baking pan, lay shredded cabbage and some of the sauerkraut mixture. Layer cabbage rolls and sauerkraut mixture. Mix together sauce ingredients and pour over all. Bake covered for about 1 1/2 hours in 350 degree oven. Uncover and bake another 30 minutes or until done.
Makes 6 Servings


Pork Chops and Sauerkraut Casserole Recipe

1 large can sauerkraut
1 large potato
1/2 large onion
1 lb. pork chops
2 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 can beer

Layer in casserole. Pour beer on top. Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.
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