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  • What's On Your May 1st Dinner Menu?

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    39 posts, 11 voices, 822 views, started May 1, 2011

    Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2011 by Denise Richardson




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      Today I made some old fashioned corn bread
      cut up the ham we had for easter into a nice pot of Crowder peas and added some cut okra in it my hubby is truly gonna love me for this meal today all he kept saying was he wanted some crowder peas and corn bread so he’ll have it when he gets in from work!

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          Vikki Hall wrote May 1, 2011
        • Ugh!

          I have been bad this weekend..... Eating carnival food all weekend!



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          UK Girl wrote May 1, 2011
        • I have lived on party food since Friday and tomorrow is another national holiday so more party food I’ll look like a sausage on a stick soon !



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • @Vikki you have carnivals in your town this week/end?
          @UKGirl, I can only imagine all the goodies you‘re having lol.



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • Sounds good Annie, I just wish I liked lamb I hear its good for you.



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • Ummmmmmm I think you may want to re-consider seeing I just got done eating a bowl of those peas lol, I’m gasy ROTFLMBO!!!  ohhhhOops was that TMI? LOL!estatic



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          UK Girl wrote May 1, 2011
        • Neicy what are Chowder peas other than gassy tongue out



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • UKGirl, in my opinion (oops) can I use my opinion here LOL j/k but I feel they‘re just another family to the Blackeyed peas.

          Crowder Peas are just slightly diffent than black-eyed peas, or cowpeas. They are all different names for pretty much the same legume. A legume is a plant with pods that contain edible seeds. Their namesake derives from the black spot which conspicuously rests on the one end of their beige colored body.  

          The crowder pea is a good source of diatary fiber. They are rich in potassium with good amounts of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. They also have small amounts of iron, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. Crowder peas are rich in vitamin A and C. They have a good amount of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. They also have a small amount of folate.  

          Not only are they good for humans, crowder peas are great for the earth. They are able to fix nitrogen, meaning nitrogen from the air is taken in by the plant and bacteria living in the roots and convert it to a useable plant nutrient. Because of this process, nitrogen-fixing plants improve soil quality by adding nutrients back into the soil.  

          Storage and Handling Store fresh shelled peas in the refrigerator for about a week. Crowder peas are easily frozen by blanching and storing in ziplock bags.



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          UK Girl wrote May 1, 2011
        • Oh, I love legume and pulses I have a lot in my diet I add them to salads to bulk up the salad and avoid having potatoes and rice....
          Sounds lovely with corn bread and ham - bet your hubby will welcome a delicious meal like this  

          Have a lovely supper and I also love what Annie is eating as I adore lamb but usually eat that out as Alice hates it with a passion



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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • I love crowder peas.....yum....Neicy...I want some of that dinner....

          I didn’t cook today....bad me!! But that dang dog Jack had some REAL GAS last night...and it was so bad...my husband could not sleep in our bedroom.  I had to open up the windows and turn on the fans on.  He got me up several times to go outside so I’m very tired today and being very lazy.  So Neicy....are you as gasey as my Jack was last night???  LOL LOL
          Is this TMI???  LOL



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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • Ann....I’ve never had lamb.....



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • @Mary I’m ROLLIN” over here laughing at you! Well it hasn’t hit me just yet so I’m not sure but I do hope jack got his much needed relief from the passing of those gas‘es ROFL!



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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • LOL LOL...well if we hear a small explosion down this way...we’ll know!!! LOL

          Yes that Jack was awful last night....my husband said to me...“how can you stand to be in here with him?” Yes we do not put the dog outside we put the husband out....LOL

          Love that visual....



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          UK Girl wrote May 1, 2011
        • Mary - what do you feed Jack or what did he eat he wasn’t supposed too



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • [Link Removed] you‘re gonna make me pee my pants lol, I love the visual too lol, I almost peed my pants posting it i knew you’d get a real kick out of it!estatic


          Neicy, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • Vicki...we have no clue what he ate.  Winston is the one that can get to food...he’s so big it’s nothing for him to reach anything on our stove or counters.  We can’t leave food out ever.  Jack..on the other hand can’t jump up like that.  So...we‘re not sure what happened to him.  But he was lethal....but he has always had a bad stomach.  He throws up all the time.  We have to watch what we feed him because of that....and he doesn’t get table scraps or anything like that.  I think it was just his stomach. He’s fine today...and sleeping away.  

          I wish you all could have seen Phillip though.  I’m in the bed on my laptop...watching tv and Phillip comes and gets in the bed.  He lays there for a few minutes and starts looking around.  Jack is at the bottom of the bed sleeping.  He then says...“what is that smell?”  I start laughing and tell him it’s Jack. He lays there for a little while longer and finally says..“I cannot stand this...this is horrible.  He needs to go outside.”  I reply “you are going to put our Jack outside for the night...he’s never stayed outside all night.  He’ll bark all night and then the neighbors will be calling.”  

          So..Phillip states he’s going to sleep on the sofa....so Jack and I sleep in the bedroom with the windows up...and the fans going.  It was an eventful night...to say the least...LOL



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • [Link Removed] WOW!ohhhhestatic that must have been something to have your hubby have to leave out the room to sleep lol.


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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • It was....LOL...



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • I hear ya Annie my hubby is a great cook as well, he just came in and laid into those crowder peas I cooked and boy is he a happy camper lol. Enjoy your dinner I’m off to some fun in the sun see you later this evening.heart



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          Tuliplady wrote May 1, 2011
        • Oh my.  I think I’d rather come eat with all of you than at my own house!  We‘re having hamburgers and mashed potatoes and green beans.  Boring......hubby isn’t much into variety.



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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • Eva....if you could have only been here....well not really ...but it was rather funny.  I just hope we don’t have a repeat of it tonight.

          Annie....how does your husband cook the sweet potatoes?

          Denise...I want your recipe or how you make your pot of crowder peas w/the ham...I want the other ingredients and instructions  please...estatic  I’ve been thinking about those peas all evening...



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • [Link Removed] ok here we go: NEICY'S CROWDER PEAS RECIPE  

          In a large pot add about 1/2 gallon of water to boil.
          Add in your water the following ingredients:
          1Tsp. of red pepper
          1Tsp. of onion powder
          1Tsp. of garlic powder
          1Tsp. of lemon pepper
          1Tsp. of season salt or sea salt (I used sea salt)
          also cut up a medium onion and add to water/seasonings.
          1-2 cups of cut-up ham pieces in chunks how you like them and add as water is boiling.  

          If you are using fresh crowder peas please wash and soak them before you cook them, soak for about 15 minutes, add to your stock and let cook until they are tender to your liking and enjoy.
          If you use the frozen ones in the box or bag make sure your ham is cooked because when you add those peas it doesn’t take long for them to cook, and enjoy.

          ****SIDE NOTE: If you like okra add it at the end when the peas are done and let them get tender from the juices of the peas.happy


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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • It sound good Annie my peas were so good my hubby and I ate the whole pot no left overs lol. Oh boy there is going to be a bomb or two or three firing off tonight LOL.
          HIS BOMB!

          MY BOMB



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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • Beware of the explosions tonight...lolestaticestatic



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • [Link Removed] yessssssssssssssss girl the bombs are exploding as we speak LOL, hubby is going out with the dog and he is the one exploding now LOL.


          Neicy, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Kyah wrote May 1, 2011
        • I'm afraid I've never seen or heard of crowder peas, but they may be what my grandmother used to call cream peas. She was from Arkansas, there was food down there she didn't find up here. I am into straight beans; black, pink, kidney, lentils, red, navy, October, pinto, and Garbanzo. I understand that gaseous situation but when I eat refried beans THAT'S when I get so gaseous I have to head outside where, on a good roll, I can knock the birds straight out of the trees!

          Sorry, to get off topic. I had a top sirloin steak (well done unfortunately because I was running my mouth on the phone while cooking), cous cous with roasted garlic & olive oil, corn and a small mixed green salad with mushrooms and vine ripened tomatoes.



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 1, 2011
        • Great dinner Kyah! Crowders are a cousin to the blackeyed peas same look only different color they are brown with the eye and slightly rounder.



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          Mary Clark wrote May 1, 2011
        • Thanks for the recipe Neicy!!



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          Angelcart wrote May 2, 2011
        • OMG, Im laughing out loud at Neicy’s picture posted!  Getting caught up since I haven’t been on since last Thursday.  This is just what I needed for a Monday morning!!!estaticestaticheart



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 2, 2011
        • Hello Angelcart, girrrrrrrrrl I am so ROTFL myself I can be really silly when I’m sleepy. I’m glad it made you laugh.happyheart



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