12 Days of Soup, Day 8: Black Eyed Pea Soup

In the American South, eating certain lucky foods is thought to set you up for a good year: peas and beans represent coins to bring you good fortune, cooked greens that fold over themselves in the pot, much like green money, and since pigs are always moving forward rooting for things, eating pork is thought to also keep your year moving forward.

This easy one-pot soup is packed with lucky ingredients and is wonderful served alongside a piece of cornbread, and the gold color from the cornmeal just might bring good fortune to you too!

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