Lucky Foods for the New Year – Farmers Almanac

Lucky Foods for the New Year – Farmers Almanac

Imagine if the key to a prosperous new year lay right on your dining table. That’s right, your January 1st meal can do wonders in setting the tone for a successful year. Read on to discover the lucky foods and delicious recipes we’ve collected for you!

In the heart of the American South, there is a charming saying: “Dine modestly on New Year’s Day, and eat splendidly all the rest of the year.”

As the calendar turns to January 1, millions will embrace ancient traditions, setting their tables with a New Year’s Day feast of black-eyed peas, ham, greens, and cornbread. This isn’t just a delicious feast. It is a meal steeped in symbolism. It is believed that each dish brings good luck and prosperity for the coming year.

The greens With their lush green color, greens (whether collards, mustard greens, kale, or collard greens) represent the fragile dollar bills that can fill your wallet next year.

black eyed peas With its circular shape, it symbolizes shiny coins, indicating unexpected financial gains.

CornbreadWith its golden exterior, it is a delicious alternative to gold, and a promise of wealth.

bacon – As for pork (whether ham, bacon, cured pork, or fat) it does not matter whether it is used to add flavor to Hoppin’ John or greens, it signifies forward movement and progress in the coming year.

Here you are! A feast not only for your taste buds, but for your future success. Get ready to cook your way to a prosperous new year!

Southern US Cuisine - New Year's Day

Hopin John

turn the Maine plate

kitchen American

  • 1 cup Dry black-eyed peas
  • 4 thick Slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup Chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Chopped green pepper
  • 1 small spoon salt
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 A dash of both cayenne pepper and black pepper
  • 3 Glasses Cooked rice
  • We wash the peas, then cover them with five cups of water.

  • Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and soak overnight.

  • The next day, wash and drain the beans well.

  • Cook bacon in a heavy skillet until browned. Add onions and green peppers. Fry until the onions are tender.

  • Add beans, 2 cups water, and seasoning. Cover and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes or until the peas are tender.

  • Remove the bay leaf. Stir in rice.

  • Continue simmering for about 10 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.

  • Served with pork, cornbread, and collard greens.

Keyword John’s Recipe In the Deep South, John’s Hopped with Tomatoes

Have you ever wondered why he is called “Hoppin’ John”?

Salted pork - pork

Collard Greens with Pork Hawks

  • 1 fairy Fresh green cabbage
  • 4 Smoked pork shank
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Hot sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cut and wash green cabbage. Place in a large bowl with the pork and crushed red pepper. Add enough water to cover.

  • Leave on medium heat for about two hours until the vegetables are tender.

  • Remove from heat and add salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste.

Keyword Southern Cabbage Recipe Southern Cabbage with Pork Hock

Barbecue - cornbread

Classic cornbread

  • 1 cup Flour for all uses
  • 1 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 small spoon salt
  • 2 egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Cooking oil
  • Add flour, cornflour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs, milk and oil. Add to the flour mixture and stir until smooth. (do not make it too much.)

  • Pour into a greased 9├Ś9 baking pan or cast iron pan and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Keyword How to make sweet cornbread, sweet cornbread

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