I came down with the flu on New Year's Day. What a way to welcome in 2018!
So, being a little puny that day, I tried to pull together a somewhat traditional meal. When I was growing up in Kentucky, that meant steamed cabbage (my parents didn't care for greens), corned beef, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. We always called it a meal for good luck.
Well, I hadn't been to the grocery in a while, so I had to do the best I could with what I had on hand. Again, this is the story of my life of never having ingredients I need! :)
Plus, I was running a fever. LOL
I did not have black-eyed peas, plus my family doesn't love them. But I did have pinto beans.
I didn't have collard greens (first choice) or turnip greens...but I did have a spinach-kale mix.
But (and here's another Tippens move), the greens were getting past their peak and were a little gross in the middle. SOOOO...by the time I threw away the slimy pieces, there wasn't much left. We each got about a tablespoonful. hahaha!
Did I mention I had a fever and chills by that point? And I was starving. My husband kept saying they could make their own sandwiches or something. But I was determined! We would have our good luck meal like from my childhood.
No corned beef? That's fine. I never really liked it anyway! I got a package of turkey sausage hotdogs out of the freezer, thawed them in the microwave, and added them to the beans to cook.
Voila! Our New Year's Day dinner.
Here's to hoping our insanely weird good luck meal doesn't bode poorly for the year. :)
Notice (with your magnifying glass) the microscopic serving of greens!
The grits got a little too thick, but they were amazing with the butter and cream. And the whole thing filled our stomachs. That's a blessing right there!
Plus, look at these pretty new dishes I just bought on clearance at Macy's! I enjoyed eating on them for the first time.
Even hot-dogs, grits, pinto beans, and greens could taste good on these. :)
Happy 2018 everyone!!