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Black-eyed peas
So C is from the South, and apparently it is a tradition down there to eat black-eyed peas on New Years Day, which will cause you to have good luck all year. I have spent a lifetime of not eating black-eyed peas on new years day, which means I've had bad luck my whole life. Gads. On the bright side, this is all going to change! Today, yes, this very evening, I enjoyed my first black-eyed pea. Actually, I had several black-eyed peas. So this means good luck, all year! Hooray! I can't wait!
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guingel From: guingel Date: January 1st, 2002 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol. oh dear. I've never eaten a black-eyed pea either. And I didn't have one this year. O.O And where am I going to find a black-eyed pea at 10:06 PM??
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 1st, 2002 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)


Super K-Mart! That's where we went, we actually went rushing off at 9pm, because we hadn't had any yet and the day was drawing to a close. C had originally thought he would be okay without them, but we decided we shouldn't chance it. (It's in the Specialty (ethnic) Foods area.) *grin*
guingel From: guingel Date: January 1st, 2002 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh dear. I don't think my parents will run out now. And it's 11. >.< fug. And I have school tomorrow. double-fug. I'll just have to eat peppermints and hope that helps somehow. Actually, I've been eating peppermints all day, so if they do anything it's gonna happen to me. Spearmints, too.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 1st, 2002 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Black-Eyed Peas

But did you eat any greens? Did he remember to add a dime to the peas?

Doesn't matter 'cause the Ducks beat Colorado, so that's all the luck I need today.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 1st, 2002 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Black-Eyed Peas

Nope, no dime, but that doesn't sound altogether sanitary...
mrdisco99 From: mrdisco99 Date: January 1st, 2002 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hm... I've lived in Georgia for 11.5 years and I've never heard that one. I'll have to ask around about that.

I haven't had any today, so I guess I'm screwed this year.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 1st, 2002 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no! Well, I'll let you know if it's worth eating some next year. Although it might take me about a year to find out.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 1st, 2002 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Black-Eyed Peas

According to Jessica Harris, author of "Welcome Table," some add a dime to the peas for an extra "boost" of luck to the recipient. Greens, thought to symbolize folding money, are often eaten eaten with the peas.

From http://southernfood.about.com/library/weekly/aa123198.htm
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