My Mamaw made boiled cabbage with carrots and celery salt every New Year’s Day. Its hard to say how far that tradition goes back, but I’d reckon its pretty far. We also like to make some black eyed peas. Last night, we were at my buddy HW’s house for a New Year’s party. HW is about the most Virginian guy I know. He made a New Year’s punch from a recipe off Garden and Gun. He kept talking about country ham all night and how hard it is to find around here. I’ve had country ham biscuits sold by church ladies in Smithfield VA, so I know a thing or two about country ham. Long story short, I had to have some country ham. I figured it would go perfect with my New Year’s cabbage and black eyed peas.
Thanks again to HW for the inspiration. Mason Dixie, please submit spokesbaby inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now its time for some football.