Why are these dishes our tradition?
Coned Beef Brisket
Other than being simply delicious, corned beef and cabbage is a traditional New Year's Day Supper because a piece of beef is represents the good fortune you should hope for in the coming year. Beef or pork is the meat of choice because, unlike chickens, these animals do not scratch in the dirt for their food.
Collards, mustard or turnip greens, cabbage, etc., symbolize the green of “dollar bills,” and will ensure you have a financially prosperous New Year.
Black Eyes Peas
This dish is just amazing, especially this recipe! Black eyed peas have always been associated with a mystical and mythical power to bring good luck. Back in the time of the Civil War, people felt lucky to have black-eyed peas to eat and help them survive through the winter.
It's yellow hue represents gold.
Like a ring, where every ending is also a beginning, the bundt cake represents the year finally coming full circle.
We hope you enjoy these recipes and we wish you a happy & prosperous New Year!