Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hoppin' New Year!

In honor of the new year, I quickly whipped up some Hoppin' John, Maryland-style.  I threw a bag of frozen black-eyed peas in a pot with a chopped onion, green pepper, 2 stalks of celery, a can of diced tomatoes, smoked paprika, Old Bay (the Maryland element), and water.  Cooked it uncovered until the veggies were done and the water was almost gone.  Here it is served with a baked potato and some plain kale.  It seemed kind of bland to me, so I sprinkled more Old Bay on everything.  Om nom nom.

I think next year I'll take more time with it and start with dried black-eyed peas.  Or I may do something non-traditional, like Goan black-eyed peas with coconut milk.  Actually, I don't think I'll wait until next year to make that one.


  1. Abby, can you add a "follow" option on your blog? Or would you consider posting updates to the Weigh Inn? Easier for folks to stay on top of your great recipes that way!!

    1. Thanks for the kind words and suggestion, Paula! I just added options for following and subscribing. They are in the sidebar, below the blog archive.