Mmm ! Tastes Like. . .Tradition!
My family has always eaten a dish called Hoppin’ John—a mixture of rice, pork sausage, and black-eyed peas topped with a little sauerkraut—on New Year’s Day. My grandmother said the black-eyed peas brought health and the sauerkraut brought money (like most southern farm women of her day, she was very superstitious—she also said a dropped dish towel meant unexpected company was coming).
Although I don’t believe in the magical powers of peas or cabbage, I always make Hoppin’ John on January 1st.
What traditions do you observe on New Year’s Day?