In the Southern United States, Hoppin’ John (a traditional soul food) is thought to bring prosperity in the New Year. The story goes, that the peas are supposed to bring you good luck and the greens are supposed to bring you money. I am not southern, but man do I love black eyed peas and I love greens so when I first read about this tradition, I was all over it.
This truly came together in 5 easy minutes. I doubled the recipe because we wanted leftovers. Literally, this is by far the easiest recipe ever. So easy my husband or 10 year old could probably follow it.
I recently signed up for the Engine 2 Meal Planner but I have yet to put it to the test. When the skies opened up and dumped a ton of rain on my kiddos and I after school the other day, I decided that it was the perfect time to test out one of the recipes that I had bookmarked, Pasta e Fagioli! Soup during a downpour just sounded amazing.
Take advantage of a melting pot of delicious flavors inspired by the city of San Diego in this new favorite that is sure to be a hit, whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!