Question: According to Southern (U.S.A.) tradition, what are the best foods to eat for supper on New Year’s Day?

According to Southern (U.S.A.) tradition, what are the best foods to eat for supper on New Year’s Day?
– Red beans and rice, turnip greens and sweet potatoes
– Pot roast, dumplings, green beans and pecan pie
– Black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread
– Ham-hock casserole, collards, grits and biscuits

The Southern U.S. is all about tradition, one of which dictates what’s for supper on New Year’s Day. If good luck is the hope for the coming year, then the supper menu on New Year’s Day should find black-eyed peas as the main course with side dishes of Southern-style collard greens and cornbread. Adding Hoppin’ Jack, peas with ham and Pot Likker Soup is always a good idea, as well. For even more chances at good luck, have the leftovers for dinner (lunch) the following day. Source: SouthernLiving.com

Black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread

Golden cornbread is often added to the Southern New Year’s meal, and a well-known phrase is, “Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold.” Pork is a staple of just about every Southern meal, so it’s usually cooked with the black-eyed peas.

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