When I finish posting this blog entry...
It will be time to start on The Black Eyed Peas!
(NOOO...NOT THAT KIND OF BLACK EYED PEAS )
I am talking about
This Kind of Black Eyed Peas...minus the sausage chunks
When I say that I will START on them...I mean that I will have to sort through the package of dried black eyed peas, toss out any bad ones, rinse them, and then soak them for hours and hours in preparation for cooking them tomorrow morning.
WHY Soak Them?
WELL...soaking them softens them, thus causing them to cook faster later on.
TIP: It also helps if you soak them with a little soda in the water.
-Soda in this case=Baking Soda
-Soda in this case does NOT= Coca Cola
-But fyi, a cup of Coca Cola added to the bean pot when cooking Pinto Beans will do the same thing, plus add a nice flavor too!
WHY should one add soda to black eyed peas as they soak?
WELL...the soda has a very important purpose!
The Soda helps pull some of the....errr....well....the soda helps to reduce the...hmmm....yeah...uhhh...it helps keep the beans from causing humans to emit copious & window-pane-rattling amounts of methane. lol
Yeah...the soda kinda does what BEANO does...it helps stop the GAS lol.
Sooo... yeah I will be soaking the Blackeyed Peas in water with some soda tossed in and stirred about for several very important reasons:
1. I value my window panes.
2. I value my dignity.
3. I value fresh air.
4. I value the fact that we have numerous forms of entertainment to choose from and therefore will not premeditatedly elect to eat food that will cause us to laugh at each others "sounds and smells" as a form of cheap entertainment this New Years Day!
Like I said...Yeah I'm gonna soak the beans. lol
Also, I have a nice Spiral Cut Ham that will go in the oven bright and early tomorrow morning.
Let's not forget the warm cornbread.
And did I mention the butter that will be melted ON the warm cornbread?
It will be simple down-home fare.
And in all likelihood there won't be a green veggie to be found anywhere in tomorrow's lunch... tsk tsk tsk!
I will leave you with a line from the movie "City Slickers":
"The food's hot, brown and plenty of it."
I now have a theme for tomorrows New Years Day Feast!