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December 30, 2010

Hoppin' John Soup (New Year's Good Luck Food!)

I'm sure everyone has heard that eating black~eyed peas on New Year's Day will bring you a year of good luck.
Well, why tempt fate? Eat some good luck!
I have a simple, delicious recipe for Hoppin' John Soup that I'm sure your entire family will like.  There are tons of different recipes for this dish, but I like mine because its quick to prepare, and great tasting.  It also calls for canned peas which eliminates the longer prep time for dried peas...YAY!

1 lb. Andouille Sausage, sliced 1/2" thick
(I use ground pork sausage in place of this, cooking the sausage in a skillet until it is evenly browned first)
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 (6oz.) pkg Rice-A-Roni long grain & wild rice mix
2 (15oz.) cans black~eyed pea's
1 (14oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 c. water
1 c. cooked collard greens
(I always used frozen chopped spinach in place  of the collard greens)
S&P to taste

In a large stockpot combine the sausage, rice mix with the seasoning packet, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, chicken broth, collard greens, and water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste and bring your family some good luck!

This is a really great soup to serve with corn bread, and you can find my recipe by clicking this link: {{QUICK CORN BREAD}}

Note: Don't worry about thawing and squeezing dry the spinach or collard greens. Just toss them in!


Kim said...

I'm your newest follower from the Over 40 Friday blog hop. I look forward to visiting often...great recipes.

Nancy at said...

Hi Amber,
Stopping by from the blog hop.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year.

Beverly said...

Swinging by on the hop! I am so excited to participate in this - it's my first time! Stop by The Wormhole Happy Reading!

Yenta Mary said...

Thanks so much for coming to visit me! Happily returning the follow -- a girl who loves food and who makes pretty jewelry is my kinda gal ... :)

Mrs. Tuna said...

I'm stopping over from Java's blog hop. And I'm also a bit of a soup junkie so I'll have to give it a whirl.

XmasDolly said...

Hi I'm the featured Blogger over at Follow Friday 40 & over that my wonderful friend Java is hosting, and where I found you. I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you. Happy New Year to you, and yours. Have a wonderful day. That soup looks really different. I'm going to have to try that one!

Tami said...

I'm following your from the Friday Follow. You are making me hungry this morning. Hopw you stop by All in the Life of Family.

Unknown said...

Hopping through my New Year's Eve. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
God Bless,
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Mass Hole Mommy said...

Hi there! I am following from the blog hop~ Nice to meet you!