From the article: New Year's Day Dinner
What are your family's New Year's Day food traditions, and why? Lucky black-eyed peas? Cabbage or slaw? Greens and cornbread? Is rice on the menu? Tell us about it! Share Your Story
New Year Day tradition
- Yum, they all sound so much like we eat. It's black eyed peas with hog jowl, Boston Butt pork road and gravy, mashed potatoes or rice, greens of sort, baked sweet potatoes (a must), buttermilk cornbread, various pies and a cake. We also serve hoppin john along with it sometimes, or make it the next day with the leftover rice and peas.
- —Guest Ethel Aultman
Traditional Southern N/Y Dinner
- Having lived in Charleston, SC, all my life - the traditional SOUTHERN New Year's Day dinner is pork roast, collard greens, hoppin' john (cow peas/rice cooked together), sweet potatoes, and cornbread. Black eyed PEAS (not beans as some have called them on here) are not traditionally used in "hoppin' john" - the pea of choice is cow (field) peas. Pork & sauerkraut must be a "yankee" deal .. never, ever heard of it as a NY Day dinner in the any where in the south.
- —Guest Michael D.
NEW YEAR DAY TRADITION
- Black eyed peas cooked with fatback, collard greens, and ham and cornbread. In our family the symbolism was Ham=wallet, Greens=bills, and peas=coins for prosperity.
North Florida Traditions
- Black-eyed peas, seasoned with onion, hog jowl, and a whole pepper (and garlic-my addition) served over a bed of rice; Mixed Greens- mustard & turnip, seasoned with rendered smoked hog jowl, hot peppers, (& a little garlic); baked sweet potatoes; southern potatoe salad, sliced tomatoes, bell peppers, onions on the side; Roasted Pork Roast ( we like ours on the spit, slow roasted), served with pepper jelly on the side; and homemade buttermilk Cornbread; Citrus Salad; and for dessert, "house choice" ...
- —Guest Fire
New Years Day meal -Southern style
- I was raised in the north by parents from the south (NC and New Orleans) and to this day they still serve black eyed peas for luck, cabbage for money/wealth and roasted pork loin for love and health.
- —Guest stephanie614
new years dinner
- We have greens,rice,cow peas,baked macaroni & cheese,corn bread, and fried chicken,roast beef
- —Guest keisha
New Year's Day
- My mother is Japanese so our tradition is noodles. Black noodles on NYD for good fortune.
- —Guest Sabrina
- I was raised in Louisville , KY and we always ate cabbage and potatoes with sausage accompanied by black eyed peas. We have a mixed background and I'm not sure what type of tradition it is, German, Irish or maybe just plain old Southern American
- —Guest Deb
New Year's Meal
- Black eyed beans cabbage and a pork of your choice.
- —Guest Tina Taylor
New Years Day
- On new years day we always have blackeyed peas, turnip greens,hog jowl,and cornbread.It's a family tradition.
- —Guest sarah
? Traditional New Year's Day Dessert?
- What do you serve for NY day dessert traditionally. Other than pecan or sweet potato pie I am at a loss as what to bring for a neighborhood Jan. 1 get together for dessert.
- —Guest Brenda Williams
- Black Eyes Peas, Collard greens, cornbread, Pork Shoulder or ribs, Upside down pineapple cake, rice
- —Guest Connie
New Years food
- We always have cabbage (for money), blackeyed peas for luck and cornbread for dipping in the pot liquor..some times the cabbage is a casserole with some onion and cheese baked together.
- —Guest cynthia smith
New Years Tradition
- I am from Georgia and growing up we have ALWAYS ate black eye peas, collards or turnips, cornbread dressing and thinly fried coenbread. I still keep the tradition going with my family.
- —Guest Deana S
My new years eats
- Pork tenderloin - kimchi - black eyed peas - house fruit salad - pineapple upside down cake. Oh yeah good stuff!
- —Guest Sam
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