New Year's Day Menu.

Wishing a very happy New Year to you! 2018 was one of the best years yet and gave me so many memories to cherish. It will be hard for 2019 to top it, but I do have lots of big + exciting things planned (can’t wait to share!).

As you know, I love a good tradition so here on January 1st I'm celebrating the Southern tradition of serving dishes that are said to bring us good luck + good fortune in the New Year.

If you’re looking for a traditional New Years Day menu here in the South it includes collard greens, black-eyed peas , cornbread, Hoppin’ John’s and some pork

Here’s a round up of some of my favorite recipes for New Year’s Day :

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1. CLASSIC CORNBREAD

A true Southern classic, Cornbread is meant to symbolize “gold” in the New Year. Signifying wealth and good fortune in the new year, they say cornbread made with actual corn kernels (my preference) symbolizes “gold nuggets” - even better. Click for the recipe or try a spin on the classic with this special cornbread recipe that I just love.

2. COLLARD GREENS

Collards go on our table to symbolize “greens,” cash or money - good financial fortune in the New Year. Find our recipe here.

3. BLACK EYED PEAS

Black eyed peas symbolize “coins” and it’s said you should eat 365, one for each day of the year, bringing us prosperity in the New Year. Find our recipe here.

Let me know in the comments your favorite ways to cook these New Year’s Day staples and what else you like to have on your plate.


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Black Eyed Peas.

Every year growing up we always ate black eyed peas on New Years Day to signify luck for the new year. They say the legumes symbolize “coins” and that you’re suppose to eat a boat-load of them, 365 to be exact, to ensure good luck each and every day of the new year.

Black eyed peas were never my favorite as a child, but I have always loved this family tradition. Today I’m sharing a classic and simple recipe for black eyed peas so you can ring in the year on a good note.

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BLACK EYED PEAS:

  • 2 cups dry black eyed peas

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • kosher salt

First you will need to soak the dried beans overnight. Place beans in a large bowl with water, covering the beans by a few inches. Once they soak overnight, give them a quick rinse in cold water.

Add peas and chicken stock to a large pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Test beans for desired tenderness. Drain any remaining chicken stock and add salt. Serve warm.

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Let me know in the comments if your family followed this tradition and what else you like to add to your NEW Years Day menu.

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