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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Food for Thought and Prosperity

I am determined to have a good year . . .


how about you?

I know there are lots of food traditions out there for New Years Day. But, in our part of the country, the tradition is eating cabbage. It will bring you good fortune, money, etc.

I think our 7 1/2 lb. head of cabbage should take care of it. As a matter of fact, it should feed just about anyone who would care to drop by. We picked this prize head up at a local store a few days ago at only 12 cents a pound. They only had huge ones to pick one, but that is okay, my husband likes making a very big pot of it when he cooks.

Go here to see how my husband makes it. It is very good.

Enjoy your day today and eat whatever food brings you luck in your neck of the woods.

Happy New Years and try not to make any resolutions you can't keep.

11 comments:

  1. I love cabbage too, ours is Blackeyed peas and Hog Jowls.. No Jowls today though..Happy New Year..Susie

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  2. Yesterday I made a big pot of vegetable soup with lots of cabbage in it. We also had a pork roast today and shrimp yesterday, so I think I've got all the good luck foods covered, expect for black eyed peas, which I forgot about.

    donna

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  3. Tradition in our neck of the woods was to put a dime (silver then) in the cabbage when you cooked it, and whoever got it in their serving was supposed to have especially good fortune. We never did that in our house, though, figuring that everyone sort of makes their own luck (or lack of it). We started having black-eyed peas as long as I lived at home and grew them.

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  5. I made a dip with black-eyed peas. It was yummy. Still, the cabbage sounds great. And the pork roast. Mom used to make pork roast, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes on New Year's Day. Mmmm good:) Happy New Year, Janet:)

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  6. I'm not a cabbage fan, but I love traditions. Happy New Year.

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  7. Our tradition was hog jaw and blackeyed peas. It later started being ham and blackeyed peas. They were supposed to bring you health and prosperity in the coming year.

    I like cabbage, but my husband and daughter have never liked it. I made some stirfry recently with red cabbage and couldn't stop eating it, it was so good! They don't know what they are missing! (Come to think of it, they don't like blackeyed peas, either!) There is just no accounting for taste!

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  8. I cannot belive a 7lb cabbage!

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  9. Happy New Year to all of you at the Blackberry Patch!

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  10. Around here most folks eat collard or turnip greens. My husband and I had cabbage, too. I love your bird photo in your blog header. Did you take that photo? It's beautiful!

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  11. I sure hope you and your husband had a very happy New Year. I love cabbage, too. Down here in NC, we fix black-eyed peas and hog jowl as good luck for New Year's Day.

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