The New Year lucky trio
Cabbage, cornbread and Black-Eyed peas: Yes, we're talking about the old standby foods you eat on New Year's day to bring you luck for the whole year. But, unless you're a master chef, or just a brave foodie, its almost impossible to make these dishes taste special. Let's face it - they are pretty boring dishes to work with from the start.
Besides being a special meal, this classic combo is primed to bring diners good luck, prosperity and a long, healthy life in a year bearing an unlucky number. But, good luck doesn't have to mean bland taste. So, we found some great alternative recipes to mix up these old favorites from the James Beard cookbook. Change is good, so give these a try or put your own stamp on them to enjoy a lucky and yummy new year!
Good Luck Pork and Cabbage
A slow cooker recipe for old-world inspired Good Luck Pork and Cabbage, popular for good fortune in the new year, is sure to make your life in the kitchen easier.
Cooking Time: 6 hr
What You'll Need:
4 cups shredded cabbage 2 apples, coarsely chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup apple juice 1 teaspoon salt, divided 3 pounds boneless pork butt bottom roast 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
What To Do:
In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine cabbage, apples, onion, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well.
Evenly sprinkle roast with remaining salt and the pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat and brown roast on all sides.
Place roast in slow cooker over cabbage mixture, cover, and cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours, or until fork-tender.
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By: Alex Templer - MSTv
As the weather gets cooler, or hotter, or whatever cause this is Louisiana, right? Anyway, no matter what the temperature, we all can always go for a nice refreshing cocktail. We love to make your lives easier, so we rounded up some of our favorites you can easily make at home.
So, grab some friends or a mob, then hit the kitchen and stir up some of these little mixers. Plus, don't forget to leave Santa a glass or two!
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By: Judy Walker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
December 13, 2012
Savory Simon looks a bit like Santa Claus these days, bearing on his sturdy form the effort to help Hubig's Pies rebuild the beloved Marigny-based bakery destroyed by fire this summer. The rotund mascot is showing up on gift items from silk ties to Mardi Gras beads to tile coasters, cuff links and more, in an effort to capture the pie-loving gift-giver.
The company is having a Holiday Pop-Up store Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Dirty Coast, 5631 Magazine St., selling the same merchandise as on their website: A red silk tie, red D-ring belt, key fob, Mardi Gras beads, die-cut magnets and more, in addition to T-shirts, baby onesies and aprons with Savory Simon's mug.
"We look forward to seeing our fans in person to thank y'all for the tremendous support we have received during our rebuilding efforts," the Hubig's Facebook page notes.
Lizano's Glass Haus, 3400 Cleary Ave., Suite B, in Metairie, is selling ornaments consisting of small glass pies fused to red glass rectangles, with different flavors and slogans on them, with the owners' "express permission, of course. I get questioned all the time," said Paulette Lizano. "The Ramsey Family and Simon Hubig Pie Company have been great in supporting our small family business.
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