Growing up, my mother (who is originally from North Carolina) always made a special meal on New Year’s day. It was a tradition that was supposed to bring luck . What she always made was ham hocks and black eyed peas. It was not the only dish, but it was the most important. Over the years, I have not always been able to make it to mom’s on New Years day and I have no idea how much luckier I could have been (I consider myself pretty lucky in general for all I have). That said, with the current state of affairs, I figured my family and I could use all the luck we can get. With this in mind and my mother having moved to Arizona to be closer to us, we all feasted on a huge southern meal complete with the aforementioned hamhocks and black eyed peas. Hopefully you all had some too. I hope everyone has a healthy and prosperous 2009. If you find by the end of it that you could have been luckier then keep this post in mind. Maybe I could invite you to moms next year.
Do you have any traditions that you want to share for the new year? Post them here for all to read.