Hoppin John

According to the internet, the recipe for Hoppin’ John is just ham, onion, black eyed peas, water, salt, pepper, and chili powder.

Shoot, I thought.  I’ve got that hambone left over from Christmas.  I can do that.

I cannot even begin to tell you how good my house smells right now.

If it tastes even close to that good, I can see why people eat it for New Year’s.

My Parents are Easily Scandalized

1.  The Butcher didn’t get home until six in the morning.  They were scandalized.

2.  My nephew has reappeared, with earrings.  They were also scandalized.  But I have always wanted to be related to a tiny pirate, so I say “earrings ahoy!”