The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops, especially in areas targeted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops, and livestock, and destroyed whatever they could not carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder, and did not steal or destroy these humble foods. (Wikipedia)
Thus, our black-eyed peas for good luck!
We typically don't eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. I love them, the spouse...not so much. We have a lady who we get fresh for the freezer from each year. I enjoy them all year long!!! I plan to fix me a mess of fresh ones tomorrow ... and grill out a steak or two!
I think I'm switching from coffee to tea. I had the very best tea today. I do believe I will get a tea maker for fresh leaved teas. Choices, choices, so many choices!!! It might be easier and cheaper to start drinking sodas again. LOL
We had a Sunday School bowling party tonight. We had a fun time. The sweetest people!!! God has certainly blessed us richly with those we get to meet that are new and those who tolerate us that we know!!! (oh, I bowled pretty good, too)
Fresh Find: I sure do love these Peanuts Gang sheets!!!