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Old 10-20-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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Great Story, TexasReb. It could quite possibly be true, but I also get a picture of some wit making the whole thing up and having a blast telling all of his buddies about the time he fooled the reporter. Either way, somebody got a laugh out of it. I like black eyed peas, but we never ate them for New Year's day. I know of other families who do, though. I'll think about this while I'm chowing down on my black eyed peas later today.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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I'm having black eyed peas today with my baked ham for the New Year and luck, since I will be moving to Kentucky in a few months. My Grandmother, from Vine Grove, always taught us to eat black eyed peas on New Years for good luck! I am my Grandmother's girl!!!!
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My wife and I went out to eat tonight. She said if there weren't black eyed peas on the buffet she would fix some when she got home! She didn't have to cook! lol
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: North San Diego County
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I like Legend vs. Truth, & I believe it to be a Southern Tradition. FACT: Even here in Sunny Southern California I discovered this delicacy. I learned about this as a kid, but decided for myself that I will make this a lasting tradition in my home,where ever I transplant from here. As of this writing, I soaked my Beans Tuesday, & by the eveneing they were ready for cookin'.
On New Years Eve, they were a welcome feast indeed along with the Champagne.
I added 4 good sized hamhocks, 12/3 diced smoked kielbasa, 3 medium cored, rinsed & chopped jalepeno, 3 chopped lg. clove of garlic,chopped red onion, chopped celery & chopped carrot & fresh cracked black pepper. It don't have to be New years to enjoy it either. Do my Navy Bean Soup the same way too.

Cheers, & a Joyful Hogmany.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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My Tennessee ancestors always had Black eyed peas on New Years to bring prosperity in the new year. We have always served them here in Chicago on New Years to keep the tradition going.
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