Happy New Year Ya'll! Hope everyone had a safe and fun slide into 2010. I don't know about ya'll, but my January is filling up fast...too fast. I thought January was supposed to be the quiet month.
We had friends over last night and here's a recipe I made that I wanted to share with ya'll. I grew up with the tradition of having to have Black-eyed peas on New Year's Day and this is a yummy way to enjoy that. Even folks who don't care for black eyed peas seem to like this.
I'm not sure where the whole 'black-eyed peas will bring good luck' story originated and I'm not going to promise you good luck if you eat this, but just enjoy it because it's good stuff!
2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyes peas, drained
1 (15-ounce) can whole kernal corn, drained
1 (10-ounce) can Rotel
1/4 c chopped red bell pepper
1/4 c chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c chopped onion
1 chopped jalapeno
1/2 c red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp sugar
pinch dried oregano
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c vegetable oil
Just combine the first 7 ingredients. I combine the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to blend. Then just pour it over the pea mixture and stir. Let the mixture set in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight and then serve with Scoops tortilla chips.
Oh, and if you're really short on time and in a pinch...just substitute Italian dressing.
It's such a colorful dip, and a good salad /side dish for those summer get togethers. Before you know it, we'll be planning those!
So here's wishing all of you a healthy, happy, blessed New Year!