Monday, December 7, 2009

The 25 Days of Christmas Day 7: Retro Take on the Traditional Christmas Complimented by Spicy Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

Merry Christmas Friends,

It's our pleasure to continue the 25 Days of Christmas feature for you, our good friends. December 1st through December 25th you can visit our blog for helpful, money-saving ideas to decorate your space for the holidays. It's just a little something to show our appreciation for your continued support of Interior Design eBlog.

Update the traditional color scheme. Use bright cherry and apple hues for a modern twist on the classic red and green palette. You can create a retro layout with the touch of traditional. Feel free to step outside your comfort zone and decorate on the edge. More importantly, have fun!

Enjoy and share this Spicy Black-Eyed Peas recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

4 slices bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package dried black-eyed peas, washed
1 (12 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, crumble and set aside to use as topping for peas. Saute onion in bacon drippings until tender. Add peas, diced tomatoes and green chilies, salt, chili powder, pepper and water. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until peas are tender. Add additional water of necessary.

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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Wishing you all the timeless treasures of the season; the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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