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Happy New Year!

Posted on January 01, 2013 by Sahar

Happy 2013 to All!

Like most Texans, my husband, Steve, and I will be enjoying the traditional Texas (and, yes, universally Southern) New Years Dinner: Hoppin’ John. With Collard Greens and Cornbread.

New Years Dinner. Yummy, yummy good luck goodness.

New Years Dinner. Yummy, yummy good luck goodness.

For those of you who don”t know the symbolism of this tradition, here is a quick rundown:

Black Eyed Peas: coins

Collard Greens (or Cabbage): paper money

Cornbread: Gold

So, if you haven’t surmised by now, it’s all about the money.  The more you eat, the more prosperous you’ll be in the new year.

Plus, you’ll be starting that New Years diet resolution off right.

Oh, yeah. And, since this is Texas, Pecan Pie for dessert:

Pecan Pie. A Texas Tradition.

Pecan Pie. A Texas Tradition.

OK. Well. The pie could set your diet back a little.


Enjoy! Have a great new year!



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  1. The perfect New Year’s dinner! I actually had never heard the coins/paper money/gold thing until now — fun! We did black-eyed peas and cornbread, but no greens… hmm.

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