Like most Southerners, I want black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. My husband and I thought this was the right time to inaugurate my late grandmother's West Bend Slo-Cooker.
My father discovered it years ago when he was cleaning out his mother's house. And wonders of wonders: the cooker, a bank account premium -- if you're old enough to remember those -- had never been used. From 1976, no less.
It worked like a charm, and the peas are tasty and vegan. (I used olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika and dried basil to taste.)
Happy New Year!