Down south, we have these silly ideas about what you MUST eat on New Year's day to bring you good luck for the coming year. Collard greens and black-eyed peas are the main things, as unappealing as they are to most folks (including me!) But, if you grew up with the tradition, you eat them anyway...sometimes while pinching your nose. The luck has something to do with the greens representing greenbacks and the peas coins.
This year, I've invited my husband's family up for dinner and since they are mid-westerners who don't fully appreciate this tradition, I'm going to try some new things to make these must-haves yummier. Basically, we're going to cover everything in bacon!
Here's what we're having:
roasted bacon-wrapped pork loin
twice baked potatoes
green bean bundles
collard green wontons
black-eyed peas (cooked w/ ham or bacon)
sugar cream pie with blueberry sauce
Do you have any traditional New Year's foods? Please share!
We wish you all a happy and healthy 2010!
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