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New Years Traditions for Luck

A Southern tradition in the US eating black eyed peas on New Year's eve and on New Year's day will bring luck for the coming year.

New Years Good Luck - Black-Eyed Frito Salad

2 cans Jalapeno black-eyed peas
1 med. red onion, chopped
1 bottle Catalina salad dressing
1 bag. reg. Fritos

Mix peas, onion and dressing and let set. When ready to serve, stir in Fritos. Something different to serve with hamburgers.
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New Years Good Luck Bean Dip

2 cans black-eyed peas with no bacon in can*
2 tsp. chili powder
1 stick melted butter or margarine
1 or 2 (4 oz.) cans green chiles,
2 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

*For spicier dish, use 1 or both cans of black-eyed peas with jalapenos. Drain black-eyed peas; blend using blender or food processor. Add chili powder and melted butter, then blend again. Pour mixture into shallow baking dish; top with green chiles. Sprinkle shredded cheese over mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and beans are hot. Serve with chips as an appetizer, or serve as a side dish with a meal. Perfect for New Year's Day!
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New Years Black-Eyed Bean Dip

1 (32 oz.) Trappey's Blackeyed Peas with jalapenos (processed in blender)
1 lg. chopped onion
1 clove chopped garlic
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies
1 tbsp. jalapeno liquid
1/2 lb. melted oleo
1/2 lb. (melted with oleo) Old
English sharp cheese

In microwaveable large dish, melt oleo and cheese. Add chopped onion, garlic, green chilies and jalapeno juice to cheese and oleo mixture. Process Trappey's black-eyed peas with jalapenos (I use 3 cans, drained); (save some liquid in case it gets too thick) and add to cheese mixture. Mix well. Serve hot with chips. This also freezes well!
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I want to thank the NancyLanders that sent Christmas cards, gifts and money to replenish the Rainy Day Fund. The Rainy Day Fund helps pay for site costs during the 8 months a year it does not earn enough to pay expenses.

Ditto and Little One love the new little furry mice they got.  They love the new fleece blankets for their pallets on my bed.
Nancy Rogers

New Years Black-Eyed Pea Relish

1 can black-eyed peas with jalapenos, rinsed & drained

To this add: 1/4 c. sugar 1/4 c. chopped or sliced green peppers 1/4 c. black olives 1/4 c. vegetable oil 1/4 c. chopped or sliced onions 1/4 c. fresh mushrooms Mix together and chill before serving.
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Another Southern tradition in the US eating greens such as cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, kale or spinach to bring money for the next year.

New Year's Cabbage Soup Recipe

2 pounds stew meat
1 lg. cabbage
2 cans lg. tomato juice, sauce or paste
2 onions, diced
Sour salt or lemon juice to taste
1/2 c. sugar to taste

Fill large soup pot with water. Bring water and meat to a boil, and skim top. Cut cabbage into strips. Add all ingredients, adding salt, pepper, sugar and lemon to taste. Cook several hours.
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A German and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition is to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.

Boiled Pork Cabbage and Potato Dinner

1 lb. ground pork
2 c. beef broth
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 sm. cabbage, cut in 1/2-inch
3 lg. potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch slices
Raw carrots, shredded
Parsley, chopped

Combine first 4 ingredients and beat well. In large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, 4- to 5-quart, make a layer of half the cabbage and spread half the meat mixture on top. Add potatoes, spread with remaining meat mixture and top with remaining cabbage. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer very slowly 45 minutes, or until potatoes are very tender. Garnish with carrots around edges and parsley in center. Makes 6 servings.
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Fried Cabbage Recipe

1/4 lb. lean salt pork, cut in cubes
1 head cabbage, cored and cut into
1/2 to 1 inch strips
Caraway seeds
1/2 pkg. elbow macaroni

Cut lean salt pork into 1/4 inch cubes and fry in skillet until golden brown. Cook in salt pork fat the cored and cut up cabbage until cooked, along with teaspoon caraway seeds and 2-3 cut up pimentos. Set aside when done. In small pan cook elbow macaroni, drain water after macaroni is cooked and add to the salt pork and cabbage.
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Nancy, I hope you and your kitties had a wonderful Christmas and I wish a wonderful New Year for you and all the landers!!! I have a question I would like to ask......I am looking for a site that converts recipes to other serving amounts. Is there such a place that anyone has found? I thank you.
Sandi in TX.

Happy New Year to everyone.
This is a really quick, easy, & good use of leftover ham.
Ham, Potato, and Left-over Greens Chowder

1 T. butter
1 c. shredded OR chopped spinach, cabbage, slaw mix, bok choy, OR romaine lettuce
1 rounded c. chopped ham, left-over or deli
10 oz. Cream of Potato soup
1 soup can milk, lower fat is fine
2-3 big dashes EACH seasoned pepper & garlic pepper
1 stem parsley, snipped
2 large paper thin slices prosciutto, torn in small pieces (opt. but excellent)

In a 2 qt. pan, melt butter & cook greens & ham 5 minutes, till wilted or as tender as preferred, stirring occasionally. Stir in soup, milk, & seasonings. Heat to almost a boil, then reduce to simmer & cook till hot clear through. Meantime on foil, broil pieces of prosciutto till just toasted & fat is released. Sprinkle chowder with parsley & serve to 2, dividing the prosciutto on top of each serving too..Easy to multiply in a bigger pot.
Marilyn in FL
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Jenny Craig 

Nancy, I would like to wish you and all the Nancylander
family (and your sweet kitties too) a very happy Happy
New Year!

These delightful cookies have been a favorite for as far
back as I can remember.

Bits 'O Brickle Cookies Recipe

1 cup Heath chocolate covered English toffee bits
1-1/2 tbsp. cooking oil
6 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup butter
6 tbsp. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt (I cut in half)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/4 cups plus 2 tbsp. flour

In small bowl, mix English toffee bits with the oil. Add 6 tbsp. flour and stir until well coated. Set aside. In large bowl, cream together brown sugar, butter and vanilla until well mixed. Beat in egg. Mix in remaining dry ingredients; stir in coated toffee bits. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 325 for 10 to 12 minutes. Recipe said it makes 50 two inch cookies, although I don't think I ever get that many, but they disappear quickly.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I made these for Christmas Eve and the family really
liked them, so am making them again for our New Year's
Day buffet.

Appetizer Meatballs Recipe

2 cups catsup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. dried minced onion
1/4 tsp. pepper
Dash garlic powder (I was generous)
Dash cayenne pepper
1 pkg. (32 oz.) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs
(I used Italian seasoned)

Thaw meatballs in microwave according to directions on package. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large
saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add thawed meatballs and let heat in sauce for about 15 minutes
before serving.

NOTE: I put them in a crock pot on low heat to keep warm after they were heated in the sauce.
Yields 6 dozen.
Judy (in Alaska)
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These chops turn out so moist and tender, and
the gravy is wonderful over mashed potatoes, or
cooked rice, and also noodles.

Saucy Baked Pork Chops Recipe

6 pork chops
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 medium onion, sliced
3 tbsp. catsup
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Brown chops in a little oil; drain; season with salt & pepper. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chops. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
6 servings.

NOTE: It is recommended the chops be 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick, and if necessary, to trim the fat before browning.
Judy (in Alaska)
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