My grandmother was very superstitious and had to cook all the "right" foods for the new year. She always did an elaborate lunch of all kinds of lucky foods such as greens, black eyed peas, pork, fish, cakes, ect.
I don't do as much as her but I have started my own tradition of sorts.
I do- roasted grapes with Italian sausage.
Collard greens with bacon- for money
Lentils with sausage and rice- for money
Pork is supposed to represent progress. And this year I'm also doing a leftover Christmas candy pie.
What traditional foods do you do and what do they represent?