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New Year traditional foods (GTKY)

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? 

 

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  • My grandma is southern too. Black-eyed peas are a must for her!

    My mom hated BEPs, so we didn't follow those traditions, but if we don't have roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, baked potatoes, and pie, it feels wrong!

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  • Pork, collards and black eyed peas. Doughnuts for breakfast because they are round and represent the cyclical year. No poultry because it scratches backwards and you want forward movements.

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  • image MrsFobeyFobes:
    Pork, collards and black eyed peas. Doughnuts for breakfast because they are round and represent the cyclical year. No poultry because it scratches backwards and you want forward movements.

    I was going to make doughnuts also but I'm already so busy in the kitchen. Pie for breakfast I suppose :) 

     

     

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    image MrsFobeyFobes:
    Pork, collards and black eyed peas. Doughnuts for breakfast because they are round and represent the cyclical year. No poultry because it scratches backwards and you want forward movements.

    I was going to make doughnuts also but I'm already so busy in the kitchen. Pie for breakfast I suppose :) 

     

     

    I thought about making them but we live smelling distance from an amazing bakery...

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  • Black eyed peas for luck. Greens for the money. Also non food: no clothes washing on the first b/c you will wash somebody out the family.
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  • I don't do anything, but growing up my parents ate black eyed peas.
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    Black eyed peas for luck. Greens for the money. Also non food: no clothes washing on the first b/c you will wash somebody out the family.

    Did not know this... I'll have to do laundry right now then :)

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  • We do pork and 1 grape for every month of the year for good luck.
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    Pork and sauerkraut in this family.

    This is our tradition, and this year we've added black eyed peas and collard greens because we'll take all the luck we can get!

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  • image mrsjollybrown:
    Black eyed peas for luck. Greens for the money. Also non food: no clothes washing on the first b/c you will wash somebody out the family.

    Wow I have never heard that! That just got me out of the laundry I was going to do today!

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  • image calli0pe00:
    We do pork and 1 grape for every month of the year for good luck.

    Do you eat all 12 grapes in one minute? DH and I do this, it's always good for a laugh! :) 

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