This recipe is made from your leftover greens and black eyed peas from New Years day. It has been a tradition of ours to make this soup the day after New Years. This soup is sure to bring you plenty of luck, progress and prosperity.

New Years Soup

3 tablespoons of butter
1 large Vidalia onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound of smoke pork sausage, sliced into bite size pieces
5 cups of collard greens (or any greens), stems removed (can use leftover greens)
2 cups black eyed peas
32 ounces chicken stock
Several dashes Louisiana Hot Sauce

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, celery and garlic to butter and sauté until onions are translucent. Add sausage to onion mixture. Cook for 5 – 7 minutes. Add cooked or fresh greens, chicken stock and peas and cook for an additional 20 – 30 minutes.