Dad used to make a version of Hop John for New Years (probably the only thing he liked about the South), and I have found few other people out West that do.
So, my question is; how may other CH'ers eat hop / hoppin John for New Years, and what do you put in yours?
I did some last year that had black eyed peas, smoked ham hocks, collard greens, rice, onion, and some spices. Came out pretty good.
As I understand it, the black eyed peas represent coins, and the greens folding money that will hopefully find you in the coming year if eaten on New Years.
Happy New Years from the desert outside of Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada !!!!