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hoppin’ tomorrow



  • 1 cup small dried black-eyed peas {I will soak the peas overnight}
  • 5 to 6 cups water
  • 1 dried hot pepper (optional)
  • 1 smoked ham hock (I will be using the left-over Christmas ham)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice {will probably omit the rice – which means it won’t really hop!}


Wash and sort the peas. Place them in a saucepan, add the water, and discard any peas that float. Gently boil the peas with the pepper, ham hock, and onion, uncovered, until tender but not mushy — about 1 1/2 hours — or until 2 cups of liquid remain. Add the rice to the pot, cover, and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, never lifting the lid.

Remove from the heat and allow to steam, still covered, for another 10 minutes. Remove the cover, fluff with a fork, and serve immediately.


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2 responses »

  1. This will be our plan as well–except we probably won’t add the rice either. We’ve had a sleepy, restful day, but are gearing up for the TCU-Wisconsin game later–will have to work in the black-eyed peas around the game.

    Hope you two have a blessed 2011!!

  2. Aren’t sleepy restful days marvelous??!! [I know . . . I have to cut down on the exclamation marks . . . but it seems I *think* in exclamation marks!]

    Pork Chops w/new potatoes and sauerkraut (with a little brown sugar sprinkled on top) – in the oven now. Bob watching four games at once (that is a Guy Thing, I think). Black-eyed peas simmering on the stove. Cornbread on the counter (still warm).

    A lazy restful Day at Home. Good times!

    Wishing you and Wayne a Blessed 2011 also, Nell (how did it get to be two thousand and eleven??!!).


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