New Years Day Tradition recipes

Does anyone have favorite recipes for “greens for money” and “black eyed peas for good fortune”?

“Greens for money”

Southern Style Collard Greens

3 pounds of collard greens
1 smoked ham hock
1 onion chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 teaspoons cider vinegar
3 teaspoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspon black pepper
1’2 treaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
a few dashes of hot pepper sauce

Cut off & discard base of stems. Coursely chop
upper stems and leaves. Wash and drain thoroughly.
Put 1 cup of packed greens in blender or food processor,
puree and set aside. Place remaining greens along with
the ham hock in a large pot, cover with water. Bring
greens to a boil, add onions, garlic, corn syrup and
seasonings, reduce heat to a simmer. Add pureed collards,
cover and cook for 2 hours or until greens are tender.

Black Eyed Peas for Good Fortune

New Years Day Dip

1 lg. onion, minced
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely
1/2 c. catsup
1/4 c. finely chopped green pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1 tsp. hot sauce
3 tsp. chicken-flavored bouillon
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 (16 oz.) cans black-eyed peas,
rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz.) can whole tomatoes,
drained and chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. bacon drippings, melted
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

Combine first 11 ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture begins to simmer. Stir in black-eyed peas, tomatoes, and garlic powder. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Combine bacon drippings and flour. Add to mixture in saucepan. Simmer 10 minutes. Serve dip with tortilla chips. Yield: 4 cups.