I went on wikipedia to find out something about the little peas and of course there were lots of words and paragraphs about them. The main little paragraph I was looking for is that the tradition dated back to the Civil War. Now that is before I was born, believe it or not. It said when the Union troops, especially in the areas targeted by General Sherman, didn't say why they picked on his area though. Anyway the soldiers stripped the countryside of all stored food. At that time the Union soldiers thought the black-eyes peas were food for animals and didn't take or destroy them. Good for us because they aren't bad to eat.
Here is a photo I got from Simple Daily Recipes, just thought I would show you Black-eyed peas. Just in case you were wondering what they looked like and it ever came up in a conversation.
Now one thing I wouldn't do is put them into the frozen tundra if you have any leftovers. Now what in the world is that you ask? Ours is disguised as a freezer. You put "things" in there to save them for a later date, then you go back to the tundra and you look for the "thing". I do believe they hide in there or morph into something else and turn into some dried up looking mummified piece of stuff, something that you carefully wrapped, dated and labeled. You look at the package and think what in the world is this? I am sure no one has done that ever. You know thinking about it there was a movie I went to in the early fifties and they have had a remake of it since, but it was called---- THE THING and was in a giant block of ice. Do you suppose ? Naw surely not.
There you go that is what is going on in my world today or was on my mind anyway. Thanks for stopping by. Catch you later . xoxoxoxox