As a TRUE SOUTHERN GIRL a New Year's Day favorite of mine is Black Eye Pea, Sausage and Rice Casserole. I know my post is a day late but I was busy cooking and then EATING yesterday--hehehe. This is very easy to put together and it makes a TON. I brown the sausage (and if you're not a big sausage eaten you can do 1/2 and 1/2 with Hamburger Meat) and then dump all the ingredients and mix well before putting in a casserole dish.
Here is the finished product with cheese on top and ready to bake for about 45 minutes to heat thoroughly and melt all the cheezy goodness.Blackeyed Pea Casserole
1 lb Breakfast Sausage (hot or regular)
1 Chopped Onion
1 Chopped Bell Pepper
2 Cups of Cooked Rice
2 Cans Rotel Tomatoes (drained)
2 Cans of Black Eyed Peas (jalapeno or plain)
1 cup Cheddar Cheese
Mix all together and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
THEN, I baked some cookies to use up the red and green M&M's I had. It's the regular Toll House recipe with M&M's added instead of Chocolate Chips. I had a 1/2 package of white Chocolate Chips so THOSE, PLUS some pecan's got thrown in for good measure....YUMMMMM!! Since I'm single and can't leave ALL this food around for me to pig out on, my next door neighbors and their two handsome 16 and 18 year old football playing, "Big Men on Campus" sons get the benefits when I cook! They can wolf down a LOT of food...LOL! And I enjoy cooking so it benefits us both.