Do you want to have a great 2013? Well, you have to start by having your black eyed peas ready to eat on New Year’s Day! I love black eyed peas, and I love anything I can throw in the crock pot. So it’s a win-win for me. Here’s a great recipe to make on January 1st so you start your year off on the right foot!

Black Eyed Peas and Ham (recipe from

1 (16 ounce) bag dried black-eyed peas
1 small ham hock
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Del Monte zesty jalapeno pepper diced tomato
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 stalk celery, chopped

1.  Pre-soak black-eyed peas according to the instructions on the bag.
2.  Combine all ingredients and cook on low for 9-10 hours.

Now, if you want to be rich in 2013, I’d throw a little cabbage in the mix – cabbage is supposed to bring you $$$$, and black eyed peas are good luck!