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New Year's Eve Good Luck Supper


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New Year's Eve Good Luck Supper

ideabaker | | Dec 31, 2008 02:37 AM

Just wondering if anyone else is preparing a "good luck" meal for the New Year... mine is the same old traditional meal I've had for thirty some years. Grandma's and Great Aunts have long passed but the tradition continues...

Black eyed peas (one for each day of luck in the new year), cornbread (lasting wealth--GOLD-- for the new year), Greens (Cash for the new year), Beans and Greens cooked with smoked hamhocks, which break up and leave tender bits of ham in them. Since I'm already on a roll, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, brown rice (health for the new year?). I planned to make chicken but someone (sorry I'm coming down with a cold and just need to get this done before I topple over, so I don't have the energy to find the poster with that great point) here on CH told me that chicken is bad for the new year because chickens scratch in the dirt, which means you will scratch for money in the new year. So I'm making double cut pork chops to go with all. Simple, pretty healthy, and in my family. mandatory for every new year. All my Italian NY friends will show up and eat with confused looks on their faces (like every year). But they know they are getting luck for the new year, and like the Lotto, you must be in it to win it!

Anyone else have special New Year's Dishes to ring in a healthy and lucky New Year??? On my way to the 24 hour grocery before the snowstorm hits this a.m.