Cooking and Baking

New Year's Menus

A few years ago, my boyfriend and I were coming to the close of an awful year. We were having another couple over for New Year's Eve dinner, so I researched traditional luck-bringing recipes to make that night. I went the Southern route, and ended up with a bone-in pork loin roast (rubbed with a mixture of dijon mustard, rosemary & garlic), black-eyed peas cooked with collards & ham hocks, and corn bread. We also didn't have much money at that time, so it worked out very well budget-wise.

It was always unclear to me whether you were supposed to ear the lucky foods on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, so we have the meal itself New Year's Eve, and make a brunch hash from the leftovers New Year's Day. We've been making this meal ever since. Either we were at rock bottom then and things just couldn't get any worse, or the lucky dinner has been working!

What do you all make for New Year's Eve/New Year's Day?

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