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Old 01-01-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: The South
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That what I'm having for dinner tonight. I've ate some kind of greens and black eyed peas on New Years Day for many years. It insures you will have money. It has always worked for me and I'm not taking any chances. This year I grew my own Collards.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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My ex is southern, and at the beginning of our life together she introduced me to the NY's Day tradition of insuring good luck for the year with a meal of hamhocks and blackeyed peas, and collard greens... which she always cooked with a chunk of fatback or streak-o-lean for flavor and a silver coin in the pot to make sure the money-juju was strong. The hamhocks (or ham) were for strength, and the blackeyed peas for prosperity, according to the old sayings in her family. Oh, and cornbread... because it tastes good.

They were interesting if strange new tastes for me at the time. I can't say any of it did any particular good.

And it's been many years since I ate that way.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:30 AM
 
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That is my tradition too. This year I forgot...Hope you ate enough for me. Happy New Year!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Gardenville
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First meal on New Year's Day always has to be Blackeyed peas, rice, cornbread and greens. Even just a taste to insure luck and prosperity for the coming year. Used up the bone and what was left of the Christmas ham in the beans. Any greens will do, doesn't have to be collards, especially since I don't like them. Mustards are my favorite, but we couldn't find any. This year we had kale with onions, bacon, garlic and Texas Pete pepper vinegar, of course. Made jalapeno cornbread from scratch. I'm from Georgia, and my wife's family is from coastal Virginia. This is a tradition we had in common as Southerners, and always look forward to.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I think this is the first year in a while I didn't have it. It's been a long standing tradition for me but there are just my bf and I and he won't touch either one!
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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W/Corn bread++?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: The South
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W/Corn bread++?
Got to have corn bread to dip in the Pot-likker . Yum yum and a big slice of onion.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Our family is a United Nations of traditions. If we're together, it leads to some interesting New Year's meals. Always includes "peas & rice" - usually black-eyed. The first food in my mouth though, after the bubbly stuff, is pickled herring.
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