Pass the Peas, Please!

photo courtesy blissfullydomestic.com

My first thought upon waking up this New Year’s Day was “How am I going to cook my Black Eyed Peas?”  After a bit of browsing I finally found a recipe that seemed easy, but good.  As an added bonus the spice helped clear my sinus, but the ‘cook the onion in the bacon fat’ was a knock on the ‘eat healthier’ resolution.

Speaking of,I have mixed feelings about New Year’s Resolutions.  On one hand I like them.  I like lists.  I like setting goals and working for something, the hope they provide.  On the other, part of me can’t help but think they’re a giant setup for a delayed failure, leaving many to dwell during the week between the holidays on things that hadn’t quite been accomplished.
Personally I struggle with making them.  I often feel caught off guard, like when a relative calls the month of your birthday, asking for ideas…you stammer out a few things but then later think “Do I even Want that?!?”

After some thought, I have come up with a few that I believe will push me, make me a better person, and are actually ones I will Want to do.

  • Be active in the lives of my friends and family.  This means staying in touch more, especially with those I don’t see often.  It means planning more outings, making more calls, writing more letters–not just being an observer of their life from a Facebook page, or hearing updates from a third-party.
  • Strive to be healthier. —  This is the biggest, most all-inclusive.  It covers sleeping the right amount, eating healthier, creating a workout routine.  While these are things I do now, they should be polished.
  • Venture out of my comfort zone more often.– This could mean choosing a red dress when I’d usually opt for black, going to an event where I won’t know many people, or just trying something new because I can.  Life is too be lived, and to gain comfort, you’ve got to try it first.

There we go.  I know three is a rather small number to go with, but I figured those were doable, yet large enough that they covered just about everything.
They make me hopeful, optimistic, but just in case I need some extra luck, I’ll have some more black eyed peas.

Spicy Black Eyed Peas

Ingredients

4 Slices of Bacon
1 Onion, Chopped
1 Can Rotel
1 can Black Eyed Peas, washed/dried
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
3 cups water

Directions

In a large saucepan cook the bacon.  Once it’s crisp crumble & set aside.
Saute onions in the bacon fat until tender.
Add all other ingredients and cook for 45 -60 minutes.
(you may need extra water if it’s too hot)
Serve, using crumbled bacon as garnish

 

 

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About Bec

I'm a gal who believes "Food is the Most Primitive form of Comfort" Have plenty of dishes to serve up, but one thing's for sure, I'm always
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