New Year’s Day Menu.

Wishing a very happy New Year to you!

As you know, I love a good tradition so here on January 1st I’m celebrating the Southern tradition of serving dishes that are said to bring us good luck + good fortune in the New Year.

If you’re looking for a traditional New Years Day menu here in the South it includes collard greens, black-eyed peas , cornbread, Hoppin’ John’s and some pork collards.

Here’s a round up of some of my favorite recipes for New Year’s Day :


A true Southern classic, Cornbread is meant to symbolize “gold” in the New Year. Signifying wealth and good fortune in the new year, they say cornbread made with actual corn kernels (my preference) symbolizes “gold nuggets” – even better. Click for the recipe or try a spin on the classic with this special cornbread recipe that I just love.


Collards go on our table to symbolize “greens,” cash or money – good financial fortune in the New Year. Find our recipe here.


Black eyed peas symbolize “coins” and it’s said you should eat 365, one for each day of the year, bringing us prosperity in the New Year. Find our recipe here.


Find our recipe here.

Let me know in the comments your favorite ways to cook these New Year’s Day staples and what else you like to have on your plate.




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