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Hoppin John recipe for New Year's Day Posted on Nov 12, 2006 at 11:46 PM
Hoppin John is a dish we eat in the Low Country of South Carolina for good luck. We also eat collards for wealth.(Some people cook the collards with a dime in it for wealth.)Old Gullah custom. Hoppin John 6 cups of water 1 ham hock 1 medium onion 1 cup Long-grain white rice 1 cup of dried black eyed peas Wash and sort the peas. Place them in a saucepan, add the water, and discard any peas that float. Gently boil the peas with the ham hock and onion,uncovered, until tender but not mushy -about 1 1/2 hours - or until 2 cups of liquid remain. Add the rice to the pot,cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, never lifting the lid. Remove from the heat and allow to steam, still covered, for another 10 minutes. Remove the cover, fluff with a fork, and serve immediately. Hoppin John is a delicious meal.It may be an acquired taste. I have been eating it all my life. I actually cooked some today. I made a varition of it to make it a little healthier. Instead of ham hock, I used a pork chop.Instead of white rice,I used brown rice. I also added a 1/2 of green pepper,and 1/2 cup of mushrooms, and a small stalk of celery for taste. It was delicious and I have left-overs for tommorow. Try it,you may like it. Scott
Another poem from a Southern Gentleman Posted on Nov 10, 2006 at 07:42 PM
Tomorrow Why do we do The things we do? Trying to make a difference To bring love into this world To end hunger and crime Is it possible? Is it worth all the trouble? To make the world a better place to live Will things stay the same? Whether we try or not Are we scared to find out? Does it make a difference? How will we ever find out? Time passes so quickly for us to know Each one of us must do our best Collectively we can and will better this Earth By treating it as a part of us One large family trying to survive Giving the children the best of ourselves Hoping and praying for a better tomorrow Not tolerating anything else Realizing that All we have is each other!!! By Scott or cscfree
Poetry from a Southern Gentleman Posted on Nov 07, 2006 at 06:36 PM
One Night I saw a shooting star one night Streaking across a moonlit sky Caressing me by its love and wonder Glad to be alive to see such beauty Wondering if it was put there For only me to see By cscfree
Do women like nice guys? Posted on Nov 07, 2006 at 05:36 PM
I am a nice guy. I am a Southern Gentleman that is romantic and treats all people with honesty and respect. I basically treat people like I want to be treated. I am a Christian and my walk with Christ is very important to me. I am an intellgent,witty, and attractive man that would like to meet a nice woman. Please contact me if you are interested in a nice guy. Also give me your take on my question. I really want to know if women as a whole like nice guys. I thank you for your response to this blog. Take care and have a great day.