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This Weekend in Irving

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Day 9: Season's Eatings

Turkey Dinner at Po Melvins

Santa's Surprise Dinner

  • Enjoy a festive feast for four at one of Irving's favorite eateries. Choose to dine on Christmas Eve or Day, either at the restaurant or at home with takeout. A holiday treat specially designed for you!


Po’ Melvins’ New Year's Day Lucky Black-eyed Peas, jalapeno cornbread and cobbler

  • Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day has been considered good luck for at least 1,500 years. Cornbread represents golden opportunities and pocket money (wealth). We’ve added cobbler just for good measure. Luck and money aside, this is darn good New Year’s Day eating. Mel’s famous peas recipe came for his daddy and won them “Best in Show” at the State Fair of Texas back in the day.


Approximate Value $500


Day 9 Winner: Brenda M.

Daily winners will be notified by email within three (3) days.


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You’re ALL getting lucky today!

We’ve got a very special treat for you to ring in 2024 with good luck, love and fortune. Get ready to impress family and friends this New Year’s Day with Mel’s award-winning, mouth-watering black-eyed peas recipe. These peas are sure to please!


Po Melvin’s Lucky Black-eyed Peas
1 lb. hickory smoked bacon, chopped
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
6 small cans of fresh shelled black-eyed peas
3 cubes of beef bouillon
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and salt to taste (optional)
Sauté the bacon until brown and crisp.   Add the green onions and sauté.
Add the black-eyed peas and 2 to 3 cans of water, along with bouillon cubes and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, then lower the heat, cover and let simmer for 20 – 30 minutes, enough to allow some of the water to evaporate.
Taste and add salt if desired, and/or a dash of Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco.

Santa's workshop is closed for entries! This portion of the 12 Days of Christmas Contest is officially wrapped up. Thank you for spreading holiday cheer with us.