For the New Year's Day meal, we always plan to include some type of pork product, something green and black eye peas for prosperity, luck and money. Last year I made braised pigs feet, a pot of mixed winter greens (kale, mustards, turnip greens cooked WITH corned pigs tails) and a pot of simmered dried black eyed peas, served in bowls with their juices.
This year, I'm away visiting my daughter and her boyfriend; she doesn't eat much pork with the exception of ribs and a pork chop, and she will eat pork BBQ when she can get it. He loves pork so I'm thinking this year, I'll put a pork shoulder on the grill and make pulled pork BBQ. For the sides, maybe spinach cooked with garlic and olive oil and fried okra for the daughter. Black eyed pea salad and hushpuppies.
What do you have planned for your New Year's Day meal (or New Year's Eve, if that's your day) ?