We are still enjoying some great family time until my husband has to go back to work, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. We’ve had a great holiday spending time together. We’ve lounged around the house, enjoyed the beautiful weather at a new playground and went to one ofBahrain’s ubiquitous Friday brunches.
Every year for as long as I can remember we’ve had black eyed peas New Years day for good luck, so this year was no exception. This year I didn’t do anything fancy. Just soaked the beans overnight in water, put them in the pressure cooker, covered with chicken stock and generously sprinkled in garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes and let it go for about an hour. I usually do them in a slow cooker and let them simmer for a few hours, but this just seemed easier. I’d also usually throw in a turkey leg for flavor and because I like some meat in my beans, but I didn’t have one, so my husband just ate his with a bit of left over ham from Christmas.
I’ve got some great recipes planned for the New Year, at least I think so. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season and welcome to 2012!
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