I have now lived in Texas for quite a while, but this year is the first time that I prepared the traditional southern first meal of the New Year... Black Eyed Peas. Not having any experience with black eyed peas, I had to go searching for the right recipe. In the search I also found out it was important to include greens... usually collards.
Black-Eyed Peas With Ham Hock and Collards
I found a great recipe that turned out to be an awesome find. I didn't have collards, but I used Swiss Chard from my garden, and in my freezer I had a ham bone left from Christmas. Everything came together pretty nicely. Our grandson, who is a picky eater, even cleaned his plate. Doesn't get much better than that.