What’s the plan for your house this New Year’s Day? Are you serving black-eyed peas, greens, and pork?
I think we’ll be doing a little of this:
Since I’ll be in the city with some of the greatest food in the world, I know I’ll be able to find my New Year’s bowl of black-eyed peas, some greens, and some type of pork!
While these foods are stables in the South year ‘round, they hold a little extra significance on New Year’s Day. Some say that black-eyed peas are eaten for luck, others for good fortune as the peas could symbolize coins. The greens are a bringer of money (not wealth, just enough to do). And pork, well who doesn’t want pork anytime of year!
I’ve got a few heads of cabbage out in the garden and some black-eyed peas in the freezer (but originally from the farmer’s market). I may have to make my own batch of New Year’s Day Goodness when I get home Sunday night. If you’re looking for a fun way to prepare your black-eyed peas and cabbage, try this recipe from The Homesick Texan or this recipe from Southern Living?
As you prepare for the New Year, don’t forget our Mardi Gras season is almost here! I’m can’t wait to make a King Cake! Wonder how that’ll fit with my healthy eating goals for the New Year!