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I've never made a point of eating black-eyed peas or cabbage on New Year's Day for good luck before, but you better bet I'll be chowing down this Friday! Now, if you've ever wondered WHY eating these seemingly random foods is considered good luck, click here for the story. However, if you're trying to make the combo a little more appetizing, read on.

I'm the self-proclaimed queen of the crockpot. I love my crockpot! It's quick, easy and there's usually little to no mess to clean up or prep work required. Of course, I went straight to Google to find a recipe that I could modify to meet my needs and I struck gold. Here's the original recipe that's meant to be made using an Instant Pot, but here's what I'm going to do with it in my crockpot. First of all, you need the ingredients I plan on using. I use Walmart grocery pick up so you can basically order all of these items online verbatim.

Marketside Organic Spring Mix (I'm not using straight cabbage... YUCK! The recipe doesn't call for greens, but we're using them because 2020)
Organic fresh thyme
Organic fresh bay leaves
Great Value crushed tomatoes with tomato puree 28 oz.
Great Value black-eyed peas 16 oz.
Great Value reduced-sodium chicken broth 32 oz.
Freshness guaranteed diced yellow onions 8 oz.
Great Value naturally smoked hickory-smoked bacon 16 oz.
Aidells Cajun Style Andouille smoked pork sausage links 12 oz.
Minced garlic
Salt and pepper
Paprika
Cayenne

I'm going to start off by cooking the sausage and bacon on the stove then transfer it, grease and all, to the crockpot. Then I'll add the chicken broth and black-eyed peas along with all the spices and let it cook down for at least six hours. I'll keep an eye on the peas and make sure that they start to soften and when they do, I'll add the tomatoes, onions, and spring mix. Then, I'll pop the cornbread in the oven. Boom! Should be pretty easy. I'll let you know how it goes!

See the original recipe at FlavorMosaic.com. Happy new year!

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