Hopping John

New Year Traditions

Happy 2016!  It’s the beginning of a new year, and that means many things…the school year is partway over, I am counting the hours until my children return to school, it is NAPO GO month, and there are 365 days ahead of me to reach the goals I am setting for the year.

I am always trying to find foods to go along with each holiday and occasion we celebrate.  I had read a few years ago that it was good luck to eat black-eyed peas for New Years. I found this Hoppin” John recipe from Simply Recipes that was mostly free of the things we can not eat.  I left out the green peppers and Cajun seasoning, no Nightshades.  I also used a can of black-eyed peas and just warmed them through instead of cooking it for an hour.  I served it along with a beef roast and roasted root vegetables.  It was a great meal to start off the new year.

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