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Monday, October 19, 2009

HOPPIN' JOHN!

HOPPIN' JOHN!

This is a very old, Southern Tradition -- it's served on New Year's Day with rice, greens, and cornbread. This is my Nan's recipe.
I love it and it's got LOTS of protein and fibre!
Hope you'll enjoy it, too!

Ingredients

Hickory Smoked Ham Steak (4 oz = serving), 4 servings = 1 pound
Black-eyed peas (cowpeas), immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt, 16. oz uncooked = 3 1/4 cooked
Green Onions (Scallions) - 1/4 cup chopped
Chciken Broth, 6 to 8 cups (48 to 64 fl oz.)

Directions

Soak beans overnight in plenty of water.
Drain and place peas in crockpot.
Chop 1/4 cup scallions (green onions) and add to peas.
Chop the ham steak and add to the pot.
Cover with 6 to 8 cups of Chicken Broth and cook on HIGH for about 4 hours,
then turn to LOW until you're ready to serve.
Stir peas once an hour.
Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 176.2
Total Fat 8.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 25.0 mg
Sodium 777.0 mg
Potassium 8.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 9.5 g
Vitamin A 10.8 %
Vitamin C 3.4 %
Calcium 8.9 %
Copper 0.6 %
Iron 6.1 %
Magnesium 0.4 %

Friday, January 30, 2009

Nan's Chocolate Squares

Nan's Chocolate Squares:

Ingredients:

12 oz. Chocolate bits (I like the dark chocolate)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecan halves

DIRECTIONS:

Heat chocolate in top of double boiler over hot water, stirring a few times until melted.
Remove from heat; add salt, milk, and vanilla. Stir until smooth and well-blended.
Spoon mixture into an 8" square pan lined with wax paper.
Smooth top and press pecan halves in rows, chill and cut into pieces.
Very rich!