It's kind of a Texas tradition to eat black eyed peas on New Years Day, but this year I did not get my full bowl until about 6pm. That is when my sister-in-law invited us over to eat and she had an abundant amount for everyone.
I'm not sure, but it seems like black eyed peas are not as popular as they once were. Maybe more people are eating out these days and most national restaurant chains do not offer black eyed peas on their regular menus.
Goya Black Eyed Peas Beans, 1 Pound
Many 'Cotton Patch' restaurants do offer black eyed peas on their side order menu. Fortunately, a 'Cotton Patch' is just around the corner from where I live. While many folks only eat them once a year on New Years Day, I prefer to eat black eyed peas on a regular basis.
There are still a few hours left before January 1st, 2016 passes into history forever – so check those kitchen cabinets or stop by a local supermarket and fill up on the best tasting New Years tradition around. If you have time, pick up some cornbread and cold milk to eat with them.