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New Years Day (Good Luck Potion)

Posted by Valerie on December 21, 2009

Winter Trees (going down the driveway)

Winter Trees (going down the driveway)

New Years Day tradition at Jaci’s was not only the food, but an Open House that all kinds of people, new friends & old, gathered, came & went throughout the whole day.

Black Eyed Peas & Sauerkraut (for Good Luck)

1 Lb. Black Eyed Peas (soak overnight – rinse & drain)
8 C. Water – simmer & add
1/2 Package Bacon browned & crumbled
1 large Onion chopped
1 stalk Celery diced
4 cloves Garlic, minced
6 t. Chicken Broth
1/2 t. Salt
1/4 t. Pepper
Flour to thicken
Add some chopped Parsley at the end.

1-2 bags Sauerkraut
Small Pork Roast or other piece of pork, not too fatty
1 lg. Onion chopped
2 cloves Garlic


Sauerkraut: Slow cook sauerkraut, pork, onion & garlic adding a little water if needed.

Peas: Soak peas overnight; drain & rinse. In large pot add peas to water & simmer. In heavy skillet cook bacon until crisp; set aside to drain on paper towels. Cook onion, celery and garlic in bacon drippings until tender & add to peas along with crumbled bacon. Adjust seasonings to taste, cover & simmer until peas are tender. Serve with hot sauce on the side…


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