This recipe for the classic Southern stew that you're meant to eat on New Year's Day for good luck in the coming year comes from Kathleen Boone of Atmore, Alabama.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and thyme; cook until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add broth, peas, and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until thickened, about 40 minutes. Stir in parsley; season with salt and pepper. Serve over rice.