Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

TRADITIONS

We will eat ham and black eye peas this New Years Day. The black eye peas are for good luck in the coming year and the ham is because pigs cannot look backwards. I love black eye peas so it's not a problem for me but some of our family members take a spoon full as if it were nasty tasting medicine. What tradition or traditions will you follow today? (Besides hangover recovery!)

3 comments:

  1. No New Years Day traditions here.
    I like black eyed peas...do you make them from scratch? I have only eaten them from the can. Sounds good:)

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  2. I never knew the tradition behind eating ham on New Year's Day.
    No hangover here - just procrastinating about writing my column....
    Happy New Year!

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  3. When I was a child at home, we always had cabbage and ham on New Year's Day. Here in NC, the tradition is black-eyed peas and collard greens (instead of cabbage). Today, we are having last night's leftovers: London broil, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus and potato salad, since i worked nearly all day, and don't have time to cook.

    Happy New Year!

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