Monday, January 9, 2012

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Kind of fell off the map there, eh? I kind of went on a break from my regular life while on winter break, and that included the blog. Break was amazingly wonderful, and admittedly, I did very little in terms of fun and new and creative cooking. Instead, I got lots of sleep, read several books, put in time at the gym daily, put in even more time at the dog park, got together with friends. You know, the fun things that can't be your priority when you have work.

Even though it's the second week of January, I'm eating black-eyed pea salad in the hopes that it will bring belated luck. I really like black-eyed peas but rarely eat them, for whatever reason. This salad has a tangy dressing, but I (think) I like it. And I really like eating it out of a mason jar. Not only is it super cute, but it makes packing my lunch for 2-3 days at a time much easier. I'm all about saving time, so making a big salad like this and serving it over several jars at once saves time, but more importantly, reduces the number of times I ask myself, "What the hell am I going to eat for lunch?" Maybe these little lucky legumes are rubbing off already...