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Southern New Year's Menu


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#1 Tela T

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:14 AM

I have my SIL and her family coming to visit for the holidays from Northern California - and I'd like to cook a traditional Southern new year's meal. We're doing a goose for Christmas to satisfy my husband - but me, being southern, I've got to show my roots.... Does anyone have good recipes for hoppin' john - or a reference - or suggestions? I'm thinking that definitely greens (collards), black-eye peas, ham, and maybe the hoppin' john - otherwise - brunswick stew (that I'd love to see recipes for that -- or again references as my Southern cookbook library is pretty good), biscuits and pecan pie for dessert... It would also be interesting to see what y'all are cooking too - the pea post is great....!

Thanks!
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#2 Kim Shook

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:17 PM

I have my SIL and her family coming to visit for the holidays from Northern California - and I'd like to cook a traditional Southern new year's meal.  We're doing a goose for Christmas to satisfy my husband - but me, being southern, I've got to show my roots....  Does anyone have good recipes for hoppin' john - or a reference - or suggestions?  I'm thinking that definitely greens (collards), black-eye peas, ham, and maybe the hoppin' john - otherwise - brunswick stew (that I'd love to see recipes for that -- or again references as my Southern cookbook library is pretty good), biscuits and pecan pie for dessert...  It would also be interesting to see what y'all are cooking too - the pea post is great....!

Thanks!

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Tela - I'm so sorry that I didn't notice your post earlier!! I love the idea of hosting a nice relaxing NY day meal. I hope yours went great and that you have a happy and healthy 2009! For the future, I don't have a recipe for hoppin' john, but I have a great one for brunswick stew, though it's more a set of directions than an actual recipe :wink: . It's one of our favorites. My new years day dinner is here.
I have a niece named Tela - is that your real name or just your eG moniker? Her's is pronounced more like 'tee-la'.
Happy New Year!

#3 Lan4Dawg

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:40 PM

I asked Fuss about her receipt for "hoppin' john" and she said, "You add enough black eyed peas, ham, stock & rice until it looks right and then enough salt, pepper, & hot sauce until it tastes right". That, btw, is a direct quote.

Sorry to chime in so late w/ what little assistance I offer and I hope your NYD menu was a success.
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