Archive for January 1st, 2012

January 1, 2012

Day 51

Creamed Collard Greens (with bacon!)

According to my friend the Internet, it’s traditional (at least in the American South) to eat collard greens on New Year’s Day. Supposed to bring more money in the coming year. I like money, so I decided to give this a try. (Find the recipe I used here.) Normally the word “creamed” would have been a red flag. Texture, you know. But I couldn’t resist a vegetable dish that included bacon. The procedure took me way longer than I consider seemly in a veggie. And I completely wrecked my kitchen. But it was worth it. I think I would have even liked it without the bacon. Go figure. Oh, and I learned that there’s such a thing as a Turkish bay leaf, and that b├ęchamel is just a fancy word for the white sauce I’ve made for years.