Happy New Year (again)!
Does today feel like...the kind of lamer part of a new year? Like...the party is over, the long weekend is over, now we're in it. Gotta practice what we preach and actually go to the gym and eat the veggies and start being a better person and THIS is why I don't make resolutions. I have nothing to fail at today! Except parenting, but that isn't exclusive to this year or this month anymore now, is it?
This soup. I know you didn't eat greens and peas on Friday because you were probably eating pizza or burgers or something else to help ease the booze from Thursday night, right? Also it didn't really get cold here until yesterday, so soup was dumb until right this very instant. But whether or not you already ate your New Year food, you can have it again today! We all need a little bit more prosperity and luck, right?
This soup is a 30-minute deal, unless you cook your own black-eyeds like I did, in which case it's like a 3 day affair but YOU CAN USE CANNED B-E PEAS. Do that, for your own sake. I know it's so totally healthy and economical to boil your own beans, but honestly it's a massive pain in the ass. I did it this time but I'm a big believer in canned beans, so there. See also: it took me 3 days to make this soup because I have a newborn and don't sleep and kept forgetting that I intended to make this, much less photograph it and write about it.