Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to everyone! Here is a picture of part of our New Years Day dinner. When I met my husband years ago he told me that it is a tradition - to eat pork, sauerkraut and black eye peas on New Years Day. I have never heard of this before and thought maybe it is a "southern thing." I still have no clue where this "tradition" came from? Any one out there ever hear of this or know where it orginiated? Needless to say, this is what we eat every New Year's Day for good luck. I don't know how much luck this brings since it is only January 2, and I have already been to the dentist this morning, or oral sugeon to be exact. Had a wisdom tooth extracted that I had capped years ago. Did I ever mention I have a fear or dentists? I can't even tell you what it is I fear.....just sitting in the chair does it for me! Anyhow, all went well and I am now minus a tooth. That is okay, because the way I look at it is that it's one less tooth that can EVER both me again!!!!! Have a great year everyone!

7 comments:

Amanda said...

It looks delish, will you be sharing the recipe?? :)

Lisa said...

Happy New Year! We had pork too.

noble pig said...

I think it's a Southern tradition, at least the peas are. Happy New Year to you!

Natashya said...

Sounds like a great tradition to me! I have been craving pork chops lately, I must put them on the shopping list.
And I do have sauerkraut in the fridge...
Must be an Eastern European influence in the South. A yummy one, at that!

Cheryl said...

Looks yummy, I agree with Amanda, what is the recipe!

The Blonde Duck said...

The peas and ham are a Southren thing. Good luck at the dentist!

Pamela said...

I had no idea about this tradition, either. Happy New Year to you and your family!!