Southern traditions run deep in our family and as we ring in 2013 we will be celebrating the day enjoying many of our New Years Day traditions. I have blackeyed peas soaking and all the other delicious foods for the day prepped, marinated and ready to cook.
My Mother always told me these are the reasons why she prepared these foods on New Years Day:
Blackeyed Peas are for GOOD LUCK.
Cabbage and Turnip Greens are for WEALTH.
Glazed Pork Loin Chops (in lieu of Ham, Hog Jowl, or Fatback) for GOOD HEALTH.
I pray many blessings for you and your family in the New Year!
Bon Appetit & Happy New Year!