It is a southern custom to eat black eye peas and pork for the new year.

Neighbor Bob Cox cooked and brought us this New Year food: black-eyed peas cooked with onion and ham chunks (in the center of the plate), rice, and corn muffins.

Bob also brought us a container of Egg Nog mix. I added the alcohol, some of the 108.4 proof whiskey that my son gave me for my birthday, it appears to have curdled the egg nog.

Margaret liked the egg nog with whiskey.