New Year's Day means grocery stores in Texas sell a lot of Black Eyed Peas!  We eat 'em on New Year's Day in Texas and they bring us luck.  When good things happen through the year, we can thank the peas.

(We always say "black eyed peas," but have you noticed it's "blackEYE peas" on the can?  Who knows.  Either way, they're tasty.)  The dip that my family makes every year is super addictive.  Here's the recipe.

It takes some chopping, but once you're past that you just throw all the canned things together and let it soak in the marinade.  And then eat it with any chips, but Fritos are the best!

Jen's Texas Caviar

1 can black eyed peas
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can white sweet corn
1 small jar pimentos
2-3 diced jalepenos
1 cup green, red, yellow bell peppers (or whatever colors you want)
1 cup diced celery
1 red onion

Combine all of those ingredients in a container, and leave room for the marinade.

Bring these to a boil:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

After you bring those to a boil, let it cool and then pour over the veggies.  Let the whole mixture cool for at least an hour, or overnight.  Then drain off the marinade and serve with chips.

Happy New Year!

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