I wish I used my crockpot more...I always feel so good when I've got dinner ready and cooking by noon! Nothing better than being asked at 5...

Don't forget your Black-Eyed Peas on New Years Day! Here's a crockpot black-eyed pea soup recipe.

Simply Gourmet: 107. Hoppin' John Black Eyed Peas

Hoppin' John Black Eyed Peas

Simply Gourmet: Hoppin' John Black Eyed Peas: next time leave out bell pepper

Sausage, Kale and Black-eyed Pea Soup (Bev Cooks) - used apple juice for beer (or half water, half applesauce); beef broth instead of chicken; sprinkled parmesean on top

Sausage, Kale and Black-Eyed Peas Soup / Bev Cooks.well this would be the ultimate in Southern New Years dishes. Just add cornbread on the side.

Black-Eyed Pea Dip Recipe by Paula Deen

Paula Deen Black-Eyed Pea Dip - this is wonderful, I need to tweak it a little.just a little less oil and perfection!

Maximize Your New Year’s Luck by Adding Cabbage to Your Black-Eyed Peas

Maximize Your New Year’s Luck by Adding Cabbage to Your Black-Eyed Peas

Slow cook your way to this Southern-style dinner! Enjoy this black-eyed pea, turkey sausage and veggies soup for a delightful meal.

Slow-Cooker Black-Eyed Pea and Sausage Soup

Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Pea and Sausage Soup Recipe from Betty Crocker - this one actually doesn't use bad ingredients!

This Cabbage and Black-Eyed Pea Soup is packed with black-eyed peas, onions, bell pepper, cabbage, and tomatoes! Perfect for New Years!

Cabbage and Black Eyed Pea Stew - I made this on New Year's Day and it was delicious! It's so tasty, the cheese and green onion topping are totally unnecessary! I think this will be our new New Year's tradition.

Black-Eyed Pea  Onion Fritters from Clean eating, not sure what a fritter is, but sounds good!

Black-Eyed Pea & Onion Fritters

Black-eyed peas are a staple in the South and, when coupled with whole grains (think brown rice or cornbread), they become a complete meatless protein. Plus, we call upon low-cal, zero-fat and cholesterol-free egg whites to hold it all together.