Monday, January 8, 2018

Good Luck for 2018

I grew up eating 
for GOOD LUCK for the new year.

Most of the time, I cook fresh peas in my slow cooker...
but, sometimes when time is short,
we like canned ones, too.

I also grew up on 
OOO, honey....
it is so good,  served still warm with plenty of melting butter.
MY recipe:(actually my MAMA'S recipe)
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
some melted butter
and enuf HOT water to make a mixture thick enuf to pat out fairly thin patties
in your hands under hot water before making ea patty.

Place patties in skillet with a little melted shortening
using a spatula to lower patties into hot shortening.
Fry until golden brown and then CAREFULLY flip to brown other side. 

 There's lots of recipes for this delicious bread on the net.
Some call for a lot of ingredients, including eggs
but I've not tried any of them. 

...and ALways served with a generous slice of fresh ONION.
My personal favorite is a fresh green onion...or two.

Here is a link if you want to read up on this good luck southern tradition.

Mr.  Sweet and I enjoyed this meal several times a year
so we looked forward to it on NEW YEARS DAY.
It was one of his very favorite meals.

LOVE and GOOD LUCK for this bright new year.
xoxo, bj


  1. I am going to give your cornbread recipe a try. We actually have yellow corn meal up here in Canada.

    God bless.

  2. Oh- That sounds really good, bj. I have never heard of making those cornbread "cakes" like that. Will give them a try! Hope you have a blessed week-love to you- xo Diana

  3. Would you write to me so that I can ask you something! Lots of hugs, Diane

  4. Another wonderful custom that I've learned of thanks to the internet! I hope your new year's meal does bring you lots of luck in 2018!

  5. I love seeing the plate of food. Nothing like Black Eyed Peas and cornbread. LOVE the onion too!

  6. I'm such a sucker for cornbread! That looks delish, BJ!

  7. Your meal looks delicious. I too had the traditional meal for New Years day. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  8. I never have done a traditional new years meal, I didn't know the tradition until I worked in produce and everyone suddenly became interested in black eye peas and collards.

  9. How interesting! Never have a good luck meal, though I do like onions with beans. Never heard of this particular cornbread, but if your mama and now you make it, I know it has to be good.

  10. Now this looks good! I love cornbread cooked in a skillet with a dark brown crust with either a spread of butter or in a bowl with milk. I like how you did the cornbread fritters.

  11. And a blessed New Year, to you!

  12. This looks so yummy. Mmmmm! Happy New Week.

  13. Hi BJ,
    Like you I grew up eating those black eyed peas on New Years and your peas look so good. I haven't had any fried cornbread in years, but you have inspired me to make some. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  14. Never heard of this or enjoyed these tasty looking ingredients, bj! Looks like real good comfort fod to me. Happy New Year to you.

  15. Oh my Southern word...that cornbread looks divine!

  16. We will love this. It looks like a wonderful dish. Thanks for sharing, Sweet bj. A blessed New Year to you.

  17. I have done that all my life. My mother always made sure we had some old fashion, home cooked black-eyed peas. Love them. Great sign that 2018 will be kinder to you.

  18. Yum!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years.
    Have a great week...

    Noodle and crew

  19. When things are so hard that you cannot stand it, you have us your friends,
    along with your wonderful family to back you up. Here's to you! Much love.

  20. This looks so good, bj. I love a bowl of navy beans or great northern beans with onions. I will have to try the cornbread, looks yummy!

  21. The hot water cornmeal patties look goood...we had our traditional meal too: Ham Balls made with the rest of the Christmas ham, stewed cabbage with bacon, and black eyed peas. Added a glass of bubbly and toasted to a great year. Happy belated New Year to you! I hope 2018 brings you increased vigor and health, and all good times with those you love. xoxo


Your comments just make my day....thanks so much!
xo bj