Do you believe in the importance of traditions? How about folklore and superstition? Even if you don't I think it's fun to celebrate Holiday's and special occasions by making special memories and creating lasting traditions that will comfort and make your family and friends feel special.
This is actually a post I did last year but honestly, it was so good I just can't imagine making anything else to celebrate the New Year.
We all know that eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity.
Black-eyed peas are a common Southern dish, and the practice of eating them for luck is generally believed to have begun during the Civil War. When Union soldiers moved through Mississippi, they burned all the crops except the peas because it was believed that only farm animals ate them. When Southerners found that black-eyed peas were the only food left, they considered the legumes a sign of good fortune.
Other legends say that the practice dates to ancient Egypt when it was believed that eating a meager food like black-eyed peas showed humility before the gods and you would receive blessings of prosperity in return.
Whatever you believe this recipe is fancy enough to celebrate with family or friends on New Years Day and simple and healthy to start your year off to a healthy new way of living.
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Do you have any special traditions or foods you celebrate with on
New Years Day?
Have a wonderful New Year!
Simply Healthy Family