Saturday, January 1, 2011

Carolyn Westbrook: Happy New Year! from the PLantation

Happy New Year to all of y'all ! Hope everyone had a wonderful time bringing in the New Year, but even better, was our annual New Year's day tradition. Actually, it is not only our tradition, but one that all of us Southerners partake in and that is a big 'ol heapin serving of black-eyed-peas for New Years. Everyone knows that you have to eat black-eyed peas on New Years, as they make you least that is what my grandparents always said and ask any good southerner and they will tell you the same. So, every New Year's day we have a bil 'ol southern feast for the family...fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn bread, collard greens and black-eyed peas with ham. You also know that you gotta have the pepper sauce for your greens..right??? and then a little iced tea to wash it all down. Mmmmmm! Yum! I wish that you could have all been sitting around the table for a bite of this good ol southern comfort food. And as any good southerner knows, you gotta have some peach cobbler for dessert.
Nick just had one of his friends come in the door and first thing he said was, did y'all eat your black-eyed peas? He had two helpings so he could be extra profitable.
Hope everyone took part in their own traditions and may we all be filled with joy, health and happiness, and of course some prosperity would be great too,
so don't forget your peas! xoxo Carolyn
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BriarRose said...

I love it. My mother has made black eyed peas every New Years...all my life, reminding us that eating them will make us healthy, wealthy, & wise. I can still hear my grandmother saying that too. Of course this has become a tradition in my family as well. Enjoyed you sharing for those not from the south. Wishing you continued happiness and success in the New Year!

Stephanie said...

That meal could have come straight from my grandma's table! And for breakfast we would have had biscuits and chocolate gravy. Happy New Year!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn, Happy New Year To you and yours!
I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I am absolutely LOVING your book~
The French Inspired Home.
What a gorgeous, gorgeous book filled with so many beautiful designs! I have a blog about decorating and would love to include this book in a post about my latest decorating book finds- if that is okay with you.
Thank you so much for all the inspiration! :)