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Friday
Jan072011

new year's day soul menu

1) Roast Beef with Gravy
2) Oven Baked Chicken
3) Black-eyed Peas
4) Southern Fried Corn
5) Macaroni & Cheese
6) Oven Corn Bread
7) Country Banana Pudding, and Chocolate Chess Pie

I have added a couple of recipes take a look at it, enjoy!

Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Recipe ingredients:
1 – 1lb Bag Of Black Eyed Peas, Dry3 – smoked turkey wings or legs sliced/ cut - Tablespoons Olive Oil1 – Tablespoon Chopped Onion1/2 – Teaspoon Garlic Powder1/4 – Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper1/4 - Teaspoon Black Pepper
Cookware and Utensils:
1 – Large Pot or Dutch Oven1 – Cooking Spoon
Recipe instructions:
As always the key to great cooking is being prepared and to use quality ingredients.
You can pick up a bag of dry blackeyed peas at your local grocery store. Start with a small bag of peas, about 1 pound. This should produce about 5-6 cups of cooked beans.
Sorting and rinsing your peas is very simple. Sort through your peas removing any defective peas, dirt or debris that may be present. Place the peas in a colander and rinse several times.
In order to make that perfect dish you have to soak your peas before cooking. After a good rinsing place peas in pot and cover with at least 3 inches of water. Place peas in your refrigerator and soak peas overnight.
After the peas have soaked overnight discard the water. Rinse peas one finally time. Place peas into a large pot or dutch oven and cover with two inches of fresh water. Bring water to a boil then add other ingredients. Add lid to your pot and simmer 2 hours until peas are tender. Do not let water cook out. Add additionally seasoning to taste if required.
Serve your peas separately or with cooked rice


Southern Greens and Smoked turkey wings
Recipe ingredients:
4 – 5 Pounds of Collard Greens - 2 smoked turkey wings or legs (sliced)– 1 teaspoons sugar – Hot Pepper Pod - Salt and Pepper to TasteWater
Cookware and Utensils:
1 – Dutch Oven – Cutting Board – Sharp Knife
Recipe instructions:
As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and use quality ingredients.
Selection of collard greens is very important. Go to your local grocery store or farmer's market and select 5 pounds of young leafy collard greens. You will select more than the recipe calls out because some leaves will be unusable and the large stems will be cut off and discarded.
Start off by cooking your smoked turkey. Place smoked turkey(sliced) in Dutch oven. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover meat and simmer until tender. This should take about 1 hour. Don't allow the water to cook out.
While the smoked turkey is cooking go ahead and prepare your greens for cooking. Rinse your greens several times under cold water to remove dirt or sand. After greens are clean, stack several leaves on top of each other. Using a cutting board and knife, roll the leaves together and cut leaves into 1 inch thick strips.
When your smoked turkey become tender go ahead and add more water, the collards, sugar and hot peppers to the Dutch oven. Add greens to the pot until the pot is full. Most likely all of the greens will not fit. Just allow the greens to cook down and continue adding until all of your greens fit in the Dutch oven. Cover greens and continue to simmer for about 1 hour, until greens are tender. Stir your greens often and keep sufficient water level to all the collards to simmer. About halfway through cooking add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve your collard greens with your favorite meat and corn bread.

Note: some can't leave the pork alone so use it in place of turkey, but turkey is a great substitute with less fat and sodium.......

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