Although it took yet another trip to the grocery, the traditional peas are (at last) in the pot and simmering with hope for the SLABBED-nation in the new year.
“Starting in the Carolinas, but extending throughout the South, hoppin’ John and greens became traditional New Year’s fare, black-eyed peas bringing luck and the rice (which swelled in cooking) and greens (like money) bringing prosperity.”
Make no mistake about it, the “good luck” these peas promise will be needed for all to be held accountable for the wrong-doing uncovered (and unpunished) in the past year.
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
Jefferson had a point – and it’s going to take both luck and hard work to serve justice. So, to fortify the SLABBED-nation for the hard work ahead, I’m adding bite-size sweet potato pies to this year’s fare – and, in an effort to make good luck and prosperity inseparable benefits to the SLABBED-nation, I’ll be cooking the greens with the peas this year.
As you feast on this cyber-shared meal, please know that Sop and I appreciate the support of the the SLABBED-nation and look forward to serving up and dishing out news you can use in the new year.
Wishing all “peas and prosperity” in 2011