Will You Be Having Corn Bread, Ham Hocks, Collards And Black Eyed Peas On New Year's Day?

Discussion in Seasonal & Holidays started by hayrake • Dec 28, 2014.

  1. hayrake

    hayrakeActive Member

    Dec 8, 2014
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    Bring on the corn bread and the collards, but nix the black eyed peas and the ham hocks. I've tried fixing black eyed peas every which way I can find, but not one of them can disguise the taste of raw iron and dirt. My husband is not fond of them, either; so I usually fix either great northerns or pintos. And I don't think I've ever had ham hocks in my life, though I do remember them being on the table (and quickly disappearing) at my grandparent's house when I was young. They didn't call them ham hocks, though. They called them pig knuckles and considered them to be quite a delicacy. Hmmm. I guess I just didn't get the black eyed pea and pig knuckle genes.