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"Tomorrow", An Old Time Recipe For New Year's Leftovers

We had a little get together yesterday to celebrate the New Year. We had such a great time showing the farm to new friends and old and feasting on traditional southern New Years fare. We cooked up a storm, our friends did the same, and before long the kitchen was overflowing with all sorts of deliciousness including black-eyed peas, cornbread, and turnip greens. Of course, we had leftovers, and this time, we also had a plan for them! 

Roy, a lifetime local and one of our first farmer friends here, gave our Aunt Tracy a recipe for the leftovers called "Tomorrow" which we just ate for breakfast, today. They're delicious little savory cakes that could be made with any bean or lentil. I hope some of you will give it a try with your New Years leftovers! Here's the recipe:

Take your cold beans from yesterday out and mix with an egg or two - enough that the mixture can be shaped into patties (if you use too much, it's ok - you can cook them like pancakes).  

If you'd like, add some shredded cheese, green chili (a must for displaced New Mexicans), herbs, greens, or even some crumbled cornbread. We added a little of just about everything and it was gooood

Heat up a cast iron skillet to medium/low (use the setting you like for pancakes) and slowly cook the patties (or mush puddles - it'll be fine, I promise) until the underside is golden, the cake is firming up (about 5 min). Flip and cook the other side until done. 

Serve with other New Year's leftovers for a delicious treat and extra luck! 

Best wishes to all of you and yours for 2013!