MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: OUR TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN NEW YEAR'S DAY MEAL

Friday, January 01, 2010

OUR TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN NEW YEAR'S DAY MEAL


For as long as I remember, my family has eaten black-eyed peas, hog jowl, and either cabbage or plain ol' spinach on New Year's Day. The question always asked when meeting a family member or friend was, "Did you have some black-eyed peas today?"

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7 comments:

Scott from Oregon said...

Momma, being from Jackson Miss., made me go out and find some black-eyed peas last week for just that occasion...

Mushy said...

She's a good southern gal!

BRUNO said...

I miss GOOD hog-jowls!

There's an art to makin' them. More to it than just "Throw-'em in a pan, an' wait for the smoke to clear!" That's the way my Grandma used to "make" them!

Naw-w-w, she wasn't much on cookin'---but she was one helluva Grandma!

The Marines couldn't hold a candle to her, when it came to the definition of "crude-survival-ingenuity"!

But that just made me love her that much more, all the same...!

PRH....... said...

hummmm! Looks like enough gas there to fire the furnace for the winter?

Happy New Year Brother Sky Cop!

Ranger Tom said...

Got a new recipe on my blog today!

Suldog said...

Never have had them. They look much like bacon. Taste the same, more-or-less?

Mushy said...

Yes, much the same, only fatter. Hog-jowl is a much cheaper cut (it's the cheek) and is what many poor folks can afford. It's also a part you Yanks wouldn't eat so the cheeks, snout, ears, feet, and head was about all they left the southerners to eat! Thank God is was good too!