Growing up in the South I knew the tradition of blackeyed peas or hoppin’ john and collard greens eaten at 12:01am on New Years Day. This was for good luck in the new year: peas for coins and collards for greenbacks. 🙂 The history of the blacked peas is quite interesting. Collards are known all over the world. These foods are staples in the southern kitchen and one can find recipes online.
As a child I used to go to bed long before midnight. I hated being wakened to eat peas and greens in the middle of the night. Now I look back and chuckle and remember my dear departed Mama. I hope your family has fond traditions, too. WATCH: TV MINISODE CHRISTMAS: DESIGNING WOMEN – NEW YEAR’S DAZE
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Play “Auld Lang Sine” with player above.