Along with folks all over the South, we rang in 2012 with the traditional, albeit meager, meal of peas for luck and greens for wealth. We’ve been cookin up this meal and enjoying it with Sister and her Mister since the first year we were married.
I repurposed the table decor from New Years Eve for the occasion. I thought about cookin’ up those collards but just couldn’t bring myself to deconstruct the centerpiece quite yet.
Along with our hoppin john and bourbon bacon greens (my new fave recipe, though I substitute turnips), Honey grilled up his delish bourbon and brown sugar glazed pork tenderloin and we noshed on honey cornbread muffins, the Pirate’s House pecan pie (recipe here) and the sweetest tea you’ve ever wrapped your lips around.
Now, I’ve got to go get me a piece of that pie for breakfast before the boys wake up and beat me to it. Yes, they are all still asleep. Glory be…