I kid you not, I had never had Hoppin’ John before. Liked it. Seriously easy, too. Just go get you some blackeyes and tomatoes from your deep freezer, bacon from the fridge… Recipe calls for canned peas. We used 1lb. frozen.
If you ever come across Creative Cooking, pick it up and take it home. There is literally nothing in it that’s not absolutely delicious. The Creative Cooking Course: A Complete Course in the Art of Cooking with 1200 Recipes and 2500 Color Photos. Charlotte Turgeon. Weathervane Books, New York. 1973/75.
Most weeks, I’m responsible for cooking one night. I failed to take this responsibility seriously last weekend when Mr. Big Food was working out the menu for this week. I knew I wanted a veggie plate, and I did have a hankering for spinach so picked some up when we did the shopping. Beyond that,
But I was wrong. Aphids on zinnias in a glass on a table in the house. And not only that! Lady bug nymphs eating aphids on zinnias in a glass on a table in the house.