Every year we make yummy goodies to give to friends, neighbors, teachers, and family members for the holidays. Our good friends from Carlsbad come and help create the goodies with us! All the kids help out with making, and packaging the goods. This year, we made Coconut Clusters, Peppermint Bark, Chocolate Lollies and jars of Black Eyed Peas for good luck in the new year!
If you'd like to make some "Good Luck" jars or just enjoy some delicious black eyed peas for the New Year, here is the recipe...
In the Southern U.S. eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day shows humility and thus invites good fortune. Enjoy this recipe and have a prosperous New Year!
1 C. black eyed peas cooked (soak peas first)
4 tbsp. oil
1 large onion, minced
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp. dried parsley
salt and pepper (to taste)
2/3 cup bean water
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 large tomatoes chopped
Drain beans after cooking and save liquid. Heat the oil and fry the onion for 4-5 mins. or until soft. Stir in the garlic (add a little fresh garlic if you'd like), cinnamon, cumin, parsley, salt and pepper and cook for 2 more mins. Add to beans, bean water, tomato paste, soy sauce, and tomatoes. Stir and bring to a boil. Simmer 15-20 mins. or until thick.
Happy Holidays from Mt. Moe Academy!