4 large cans Collard, Turnip or Mustard Greens (canned works better) – Represents money
4 cans Black-eyed peas – Represents coins
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 pkg. small link sausage Conecuh), cut 1⁄2 inch
1 pkg. large link smoked sausage, cut 1⁄4 inch
2 cups ham or pork belly, diced – Represents prosperity
2 cans crisp corn
2 chicken bouillon cubes
4 cups potatoes, cut 1-inch cube Salt & Pepper to taste




In large pot, sauté all meat (2 sausages and pork). Once meats are almost cooked, add onion and bell pepper and sauté. Add all remaining ingredients except potatoes. Stir to thoroughly combine and simmer 5 minutes. Add potatoes and press down into soup and continue to cook on low until potatoes are tender.

Everything you need to bring you good luck for the coming year in one pot!




About Layne Prescott

Layne was born in South Carolina to Air Force parents. She lived in the Azores two different times (a total of 6 years) before settling permanently in Arcadia when her father retired. Arcadia is her mother’s home town.She is fifth generation Floridian. Layne married Mike in 1979, moved to Wauchula and had three children.

Layne comes from a long line of great southern cooks, married into a family of great cooks and loves to prepare all kinds of food (regional specialties include guava cobbler, chicken & dumplings, chicken & yellow rice). Her mother had to learn ‘Cajun cooking as her father was from Louisiana, but doesn’t get much chance to cook her childhood favorites because her husband does not like spicy food.

Even though she doesn’t get a chance to vary her menus very often at home, she loves to explore and experiment with new techniques and recipes. However, if a recipe starts out with “day before” or is longer than 2 inches/2 paragraphs long, she skips it and goes on. If she was to summarize her cooking “style” it would be simple southern comfort food.