Okay, my lovelies, don't ever say I never did anything for ya.
I think there's some kind of tradition that says you should eat black eyed peas on New Years day, right? Or did I dream that? I think it's something like,
"It is heretofore decreed, in the year 1808, that every year on January 1 you should eat black eyed peas, for they are good for you and pretty easy to cook and don't take up a lot of room on your plate. And they shall bring you good fortune. Especially if you sprinkle some hot sauce on the top of them, eat them with cornbread or cook them in bacon fat. For it should be known throughout the world that pork back is where it's at. So let it written - so let it be done."
At least that's what I think it probably says.
So this New Years Eve when you are out partying and wearing your best duds, when you are contemplating and journaling all of your resolutions, when you are sipping champagne at the stroke of midnight, or when you are - much like me - doing none of the above, this should make your New Years Eve or New Years Day celebration even better!
* I would like to give credit where credit is due. I got this recipe from Jessica. And although I didn't ask her permission to use it on my blog I feel fairly certain when she saw me lick the bowl clean at a party and then beg her for the recipe, that she knew this day was coming. It's that yummy!
So here you go, my lovelies, may your New Years Eve / New Years Day be as tasty as this!
Hot & Cheesy Black Eyed Pea Dip
1 (16-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 envelope buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spoon into a baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
P.S. Remi just walked into the room and said, "MOMMA! I could kill somebody!" I'm not sure what that means, nor do I want to, but I'm pretty sure she wants you to make this dip. Stat!