Who is having a traditional New Year’s Day menu? At Chad’s, I’m doing the best I can. He said NO to cabbage! I’m going to fix brussels sprouts in the air fryer and Nicole has some of my homemade kraut. There’s also some canned greens in the pantry that I bought last week. We should be ok, especially if we eat two greens.
As far as black eyed peas, there were no dried ones to be found. The guy checking me out said “There’s not even a place on the shelf for them!” so I asked Chad about it and he said in this area, they never stock them. He said they often don’t even keep canned ones. Thankfully, I found some canned ones. Note to Self: Bring dried black eyed peas next year.
Chad is roasting a pork loin with apples, onions and bacon.
Chad will make cornbread but he makes a sweet cornbread and I’m not real crazy about that but I’ll eat it just to be sure. I like cornbread that isn’t sweet and has coarse ground cornmeal but that isn’t what they like.
shirley swift-bruner says
hubby is making sweet cornbread, black eyed peas, and fried potatoes and onions. our usual for new years day. it is his tradition. if it were up to me, i wouldn’t do anything special. haha
I prefer not sweet cornbread and corse. I learned how to make in it NM many a moon ago.
Sherrill Pecere says
Oooo, sweet cornbread is the BEST!! I might need to made some to go with my Babe’s Chicken House leftovers..they have THE best fried chicken (I got the tenders), creamed corn and mashed potatoes and gravy but I’m not crazy about their biscuits (though I understand I’m in the minority!!). They even serve blackeyed peas on NY day but I’m not fighting the crowds!
So would you give the meaning for each of the food items you mention? Please! Thank you. Are these mostly southern ideas ? I make a slightly sweetened cornbread, double recipe, and hope for leftovers to eat next morning with milk. Yummy!
Happy New Year’s Eve to you and your family, Judy!
Amy (Waunaknit) says
My mother-in-law is making homemade egg rolls tomorrow. Yummy!
Nelle Coursey says
I was surprised the first time I ate the sweet cornbread but I love it now.
Sherry in NC says
Our tradition is pork and sauerkraut. Growing up near Pittsburgh, we always made kielbasa and hot dogs in the slow cooker with the kraut and a little bit of beer for flavoring. It slow cooked all day and we usually ate at midnight right after the ball dropped I didn’t really like it as a child but I do now. Yummy!
A very happy new year to you and Vince and your family. We do not care for sweet cornbread and never packaged. I keep cans of Bush’s black eye peas with snaps in the pantry as I have a very good recipe for crockpot peas and pork chops. I have never cared for my way of cooking dried peas.
I had Venezuelan Hallacas (sort of like tamales – no meat, no hot stuff) and Tres Leches. Yum! I think I will go do it again in a few minutes!
April Reeves says
I asked a coworker from up north and found those foods on new years day is strictly a southern thing. (yes I am still playing catch up on the blog.)