My mother called this morning to wish us a Happy New Year. During the conversation, she checked to make certain that I was serving Hoppin’ John today. (Yes, ma’am!)
- rice for luck
- black-eyed peas for prosperity
- pork for optimism (as it always forages forward)
- I like to add tomatoes (let’s say it’s for love)
- served with collards or other greens (again, prosperity)
This year, I roughly based my Hoppin’ John recipe on this find from Garden & Gun. I substituted fresh kale instead of collards and added a dash of Tobasco’s Green Chili for a little spice.
This afternoon, we’re cheering on the Broncos against the Bears. Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy, & prosperous 2012.