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
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
New Year's Day meal
- I lived in VA and my husband lived in PA. Even though we live in NY now, we eat ham steak, made w/ Michael's very own special sauce, mashed potatoes covered w/ saurkraut, black eyed beans and greens (collards, spinach, etc). We also enjoy corn bread w/ that. However, on New Year's Eve we eat shrimp.
- —Guest Marti
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