Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Day Lunch -- I have cooked this every New Year's Day for the last 24 years--yes, I'm a creature of habit :)

Coca Cola Ham        

1 3-lb. boneless, full y cooked ham

8-ounces coca cola

½ cup yellow mustard

1 cup brown sugar

Mix brown sugar and just about 1 to 2 tablespoon coke until it makes a paste.  Place ham in a shallow baking dish and rub paste over ham.  Pour coke all around ham, cover with foil and bake  at 350 for 50 minutes. 


2 lbs. fresh or frozen field peas with snaps

1 pound thick-sliced peppered bacon, chopped

1 onion

4 cups water

1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

1 or 2 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning

In a heavy-duty pot, sauté the chopped bacon for about 8 minutes then add onion.  Sauté’ until the bacon becomes crispy.  Add the peas, water and seasonings and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, covered on very low for about 45 minutes or until the peas are tender.  Feel free to add more seasonings to your liking.  This is so good with a roast, rice & gravy and cornbread or ham and cabbage for New Year’s Day J  Enjoy!


1 large head of cabbage washed and chopped

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon sugar

3 tablespoons white vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (optional)

Place washed and chopped cabbage in a large pot and fill with water.  Bring to a boil and boil for 8 to 10 minutes or until cabbage is soft.  Drain cabbage and return to the pot.  Add the remaining ingredients and heat about 5 more minutes or until butter is melted.


2 cans pie apples, drained

1 cup sugar

¾ cup flour

8-ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed

1 stick butter, cubed

Place apples into a 13x9 baking dish.  Cut butter and cheese into small cubes and place in a large bowl.  Add the flour and sugar and use a pastry cutter to mix it all together.  It will be lumpy.  Spread the flour mixture over the apples and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until browned on top.