Black-Eyed Peas with Mustard Greens
— What about eating black-eyed peas for New Years? The peas were not worthy of General Sherman's Union troops. When Union soldiers raided the Confederates' food supplies, legend says they took everything except the peas and salted pork. The Confederates considered themselves lucky to be left with those meager supplies, and survived the winter. Peas became symbolic of luck.
Tortilla Chicken Chili — The addition of tortilla chips gives this chicken chili a traditional cornmeal flavor that is almost like eating a chicken enchilada. It's not only easy to make but it's ready in less than 30 minutes!