Today is December 28, a few days before we plan to celebrate the coming new year. Like most Southerners, in keeping with a long time honored tradition I look forward to preparing two of my favorite side dishes which also happened to be traditional New Year' s day recipes for people who come from the South.
By far, the two most popular recipes for New Year' s Day are collard greens and black-eyed peas. To be honest, no New Year's Day meal would be complete without serving these two staples.
Come January 1st, you will find many Southerners sitting down at the dinner table to eat black-eyed peas and collard greens. Of course you already know that collard greens are said to bring you money throughout the year. If you prefer not to be broke, I suggest you eat some collard greens and watch the money flow in the entire year.
On the first of the year it is also important to eat black-eyed peas which are said to bring you good luck throughout the year. If you want to avoid bad luck, I recommend eat yourself some black-eyed peas so that good luck will carry you through the year.
There are numerous ways to prepare black eyed peas, that said, I provide the black eyed peas recipe you see below as just one way of preparing this tasty dish that is said to bring you good luck.
In my household, a customary New Year's meal that I prepare is fried chicken, collard greens, and black-eyed peas with macaroni and cheese. For dessert I usually prepare a simple peach cobbler.