Shopping Around the World

30 Nov

Shopping Around the World

Shopping Around the World is hosted by us and our friend Fozziemom.  This month since it is the Thanksgiving holidays here in the States, we are focusing on Thanksgiving foods.  We have elected to post a side dish that everyone loves here in the south – black-eyed peas.  Yummo!  I admit that even this little oinker loves these peas.  They are tasty… but of course I like mine without the bacon – you know for obvious reasons – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.  I leave the recipe and other delights of this recipe to mom – take it away mom! ❤

Black-eyed peas.  Some people hear the name and stick out their tongue making a grimace while others smile and can’t wait to jump in feet first and eat their way out of the bowl.  Which category do you fall into my friends?  You’re not sure yet?  Let me tell you my recipe and then you can make your choice.  You will need the following:

⇔ Two cans of black-eyed peas (you can use fresh peas- I take help where I can) $0.98 each = $1.96

⇔  Four slices of bacon $3.99 pack/12 slices = $1.32

⇔ Cilantro $1.49 a pack; onion $0.49; olive oil $6.99 bottle; red pepper flakes $1.49 bottle = $1.50

Total Cost per Dish $4.78

The first thing we do is get out the old southern iron skillet.  Put a tad of oil in the bottom, cut up the bacon strips and fry them in the skillet.  While the bacon is cooking, dice up your onion and chop up your cilantro.  Once the bacon has cooked, scoop out the fried bacon and put on a paper towel to drain.  Leave the bacon grease in the skillet and add your onions to give them some color.  While the onions are cooking, open your cans of black-eyed peas, drain them and wash them.  Now some people use the juice out of the can, we don’t.  If you like it, by all means use it.  Once the onions have some color, pour in your two cans of black-eyed peas.  Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to your taste.  Your black-eyed peas will have a semi fried taste – awesome.  Trust me.  Once everything is heated through, pour into a serving dish and top with cilantro and your fried bacon.  You will never want black-eyed peas the old way again 🙂


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9 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. pattisj

    11/30/2016 at 1:50 am

    Oh, dear! You saw me stick out my tongue and grimace! LOL

    • Piglove

      11/30/2016 at 8:47 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. But they are good!! XOXO – Bacon

  2. imagesbytdashfield

    11/30/2016 at 8:20 am

    Mmmmmmm 🙂 Tradition says you must have them on New Years day.

    • Piglove

      11/30/2016 at 8:47 am

      Most definitely! And throughout the year…XOXO – Bacon

  3. Tails Around the Ranch

    11/30/2016 at 11:28 am

    Although a big legume fan, never really developed a taste for these guys and without bacon, they probably won’t have much taste. 😉 Alas, vegetarians don’t do bacon.

    • Piglove

      11/30/2016 at 11:57 am

      I know! You can leave out the bacon, add the cilantro and perhaps some tomatoes with cucumbers. That might be good too 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  4. pilch92

    11/30/2016 at 5:41 pm

    This looks good.

  5. The Florida Furkids

    11/30/2016 at 9:36 pm

    Looks good to us. We always think of them for New Year’s Day too.

    • Piglove

      12/01/2016 at 9:39 am

      They are awesome for sure – well says mom/dad – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon


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