Few things say comfort food for me like this recipe. Growing up, my mom would make this soup on New Year's Day as the bag of mixed beans she bought has a few black eyed peas in it. She told us that if we ate black eyed peas on New Year's Day that we'd have good luck for the new year
. As we'd eat, my siblings and I would carefully inspect eat bite looking for the black eyed peas. I was deliciously duped, but I'm okay with that.