Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Year's Dinner

Before I start with the Orlando posts, I wanted to take a minute to do a quick post related to New Year's Day. I meant to post about this before I left, but I'm sorta one of those people who like to do things last minute...or maybe not so much one who likes to do things last minute but ends up doing things last minute, so last Friday I had the choice to pack or do this post. I chose packing, which I think was a pretty good decision, eh?

But back to the New Year's thing I was curious to see if anyone else out there has a New Year's tradition as far as foods go. Since I grew up in the south, I've been raised to eat collard greens and black eyed peas on New Year's for good luck and fortune.

Does anyone else out there eat collard greens and black eyed peas or maybe some other traditional food? We had our greens and peas with some sauteed chicken and some nice hearty wheat bread. Looking back on it, I think cornbread is more traditionally served with the greens and peas, but I forgot. Oopsie! Maybe I'll remember next year?


MimiG said...

Another Southerner here!
For NY's day, I put Hoppin' John together. Blackeyed peas, rice, onion, and tomatoes (used Ro-Tel this year and loved the extra punch). I also have collards, corn bread and honey-baked ham, usually add corn on cob if any little ones are coming. Yummy. Ate this for 2 days and loved it!

Amethyst said...

I have no traditional New Year's dinner but for Xmas Eve, Italians like to cook different types of fish. Don't know why this is a tradition with Italians (or some Italians) Anyway, this is the first year I attempted to do it and it wasn't so bad! LOL

Shopaholic D said...

Ooh, Hoppin' John, MimiG? That sounds yummy...I've only ever had that once, but I remember liking it a lot. Maybe I'll try to have this for next year? Sounds yum!

Hey Amethyst, one of the girls on a message forum I'm on said the same thing! Sounds tasty! Go you for your first year with it!

:) D