Do you celebrate the New Year with any family traditions? Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is common in the South…it’s said that these tasty little beans bring good fortune and luck. A traditional Southern plate of luck would also include cooked greens and pork along with those black eyed peas, all representing prosperity, money and positive motion. Who would pass up a delicious plate of that?
Though I technically have grown up in the South, I wasn’t really aware of this tradition until I was a little older, the last few years to be exact. I love to eat black eyed peas year round, so eating them for ‘luck’ on New Year’s Day is practically a no-brainer for me. There are plenty of ways to serve them up, so if you are looking for a New Year’s Day recipe for black eyed peas look no further…enjoy these 10 black eyed peas recipes to ring in the New Year.
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