Prosperity, Wealth & Good Luck

01 Jan

What better way to kick off the new year than by eating?!

According to Southern tradition, so I’m told, the first big meal of the year carries quite a bit of meaning.  As such, in my home tonight, thanks to the well-planned preparations of two Southern gentlemen, the lineup consists of pork for prosperity, cabbage for wealth, and black-eyed peas for good luck.

The meanings were explained to me and seem to make decent sense.  See for yourself if you can figure them out.  Suffice to say, my first dinner of 2012 has been beyond satisfying.  I hope and rather doubt, however, that such copious consumption will be a nightly trend this year.  Happy New Year!

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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in Daily Activities, Food


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One response to “Prosperity, Wealth & Good Luck

  1. Ryan

    January 5, 2015 at 22:37

    Reblogged this on Ryan R. Sanderson and commented:

    The same “first meal” made a comeback to kick off 2015, at least in my Southern-influenced home.


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