Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I've decided to try something new in 2013 - not a weight loss challenge or an organizational goal (although both would be good ideas for me) but adding a special feature to my blog called, get ready,


Original, huh?  Or maybe I'll just name it "SOTW" and let people wonder what in the world it means...anyway, it all started because I ended up with this book for Dirty Santa at our family Christmas party:

I was actually really excited about getting this gift, because for one, we love soup at our house!  This book, from Williams Sonoma will challenge me a little because it has some exotic recipes and ingredients and techniques I've never heard of!  It's organized by month, using ingredients that are in season.   So I plan on trying a new soup each week, mostly from the book, but maybe add in an occasional family favorite and give you my gourmet (Ha!) evaluation.

Having said that, my first SOTW has to be this one, not from my new book - a family favorite - because it has Black-eyed peas in it, and everyone knows you must eat them on January first or suffer bad luck all year.  It originally came from my friend Kathy, but I've changed it a little:

Black-Eyed Pea Soup (aka New Year's Day Soup)

1# cooked and crumbled sausage
3 cans black-eyed peas, juice included
1 white onion, diced
1 can Rotel with chills
1 can diced tomatoes
2 T. chili powder
2 c. water
salt & pepper to taste

Mix all together and cook in large pot until hot.  Serve with grated cheddar and cornbread.
This soup gets a "9" because it's easy to prepare and my family likes it!


Alyssa said...

Love your new weekly post! We make a similar New Year's Day black eyed pea recipe but it's called Cajun Black Eyed Peas. Looks much like yours and delish! Happy New Year!

Summer Lashley said...

I love soup too! This looks delicious although I have to say, I'm partial to frozen black-eyed peas over canned. I wonder if I could substitute? Maybe add some chicken broth? I may give it a try.

Chellie said...

I love soup! This book looks awesome. I actually need to exchange a gift at Williams Sonoma so maybe I'll get that book! I'm curious about summer soups.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Summer, I'm sure you could substitute the frozen peas and use chicken broth. I'd try it!

Chellie, it does have a lot of cold and dessert soups for the summer months. I'm planning on trying a few.

The 5 Arbuckle's said...

Looking forward to getting new recipes from you.