What’s for NYE! :: Caviar

29 Dec

Seriously…can you believe 2011 is only a few days away?  I do not know where the year went…but I do know I am looking forward to 2011 with much excitement.

My husband and I have never been the types to go out on New Years Eve.  We much rather stay safe at home, with lots of friends and great food surrounding us.

And with our children, of course, who stay up late…running around screaming and blowing horns…and popping fireworks to their hearts content.

We all know the old tradition of eating black eyed peas and cabbage for good luck…and burning green candles for money for the coming year.

In Texas, we have a little dish called “Texas Caviar”…you can make it year around but I usually serve it on New Years Eve and Day along cabbage and other appetizers.

Here is a delicious recipe to share the good luck your family and friends this New Years:

Texas Caviar

⅓ cups Sugar
⅓ cups Apple Cider Vinegar
⅓ cups Olive Oil
1 can Black Eyed Peas, Drained And Rinsed
1 can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
1 can corn, Drained and Rinsed
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced
1/2 Medium Red Onion, Chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (add as much or as little at you like)
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (the more the better in my book!)
Salt And Pepper, to taste (some times I add a little fresh squeeze lime too!)

In a small pot, heat the sugar, vinegar and oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

In a large bowl, add all remaining ingredients. Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the top and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least several hours before you plan to serve it or overnight is even better.  Serve with blue corn tortillas chips, our favorite!

Do you have any New Years Eve traditions?  Share them with us in the comments…we love hearing from you!

And Happy (almost) New Year!

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One Response to “What’s for NYE! :: Caviar”

  1. Angie December 29, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    YUM! I love Texas caviar! I have never heard of the cabbage or green candles before! Maybe that’s why I don’t have good luck or money! I’ll have to try them this year.

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