We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Friday, January 4, 2013

Food on Friday

For New Year's Day, I made a new recipe.  It's a black-eyed pea soup recipe--sort of.  Black eyed peas are supposed to be good luck.  Coach says that's a load of bunk....but I felt like it couldn't hurt to try.

This recipe made my house smell incredibly delicious.  I just can't figure out why cooking onions smell so good.  Coach wondered if there were candles that recreated that smell.  I drew the line at that one.  No onion flavored candles.

I thought it was tasty.  Coach thought it was tasty.  Frick thought it was tasty.

College Girl and Frack?  Not so much.

We had it served over rice with speedy corn muffins.

Super easy recipe...because I made it up.  Let me repeat.  I made it up.  I feel like a rock star over this recipe.  I took a couple of tried and true recipes and made this soup.

Black Eyed Pea Soup
3 cups of dried black eyed peas
9 cups of water
diced ham--as much as you would like
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 diced onion
2 tbsp of jarred jalapenos plus some juice
1 tbsp salt
1 3/4 tsp of black pepper
garlic salt--just a couple of shakes into the water
cumin--maybe an 1/8 of a tsp

Put all ingredients in the crock pot.  Turn it on high.  Let cook 6-8 hours.  Serve over rice.

I rock.
Just sayin'.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I have beans in the crockpot this morning. Better late than never, I guess. However, I don't know whether the whole luck thing works with bean mix rather than black-eyed peas anyway. We'll see.

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17