Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Eat Up!

Tomorrow we will be eating our cornbread, bbq pork sandwiches, black eyed peas, and turnip greens.    It is the traditional New Year's Day food here in Mississippi.     Tradition also says that it will bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year.

I don't know what is traditional food in your neck of the woods, but somebody must have broke tradition this past year because our country certainly did not have prosperity!

Get to eating people!!!!   2009 depends on it!!


Willow said...

Black-eyed peas! Yum! If I tried to serve black-eyed peas to my very yankee husband we'd have us another civil war! :: maybe I can sneak in a can (yeah, I know that's cheating) just for me...

In GA, where I grew up, it was black-eyed peas and collard greens (and I don't like collards, I like turnips) but I can't remember the meat... maybe a pork roast?

Now I'm hungry!

Happy New Year, Deanna, to you and Hubs and Big Guy and Little Guy!

Sharon said...

Yesssss this is what we eat as well.
Happy New Year my friend and we shall chat again next year
God Bless

Supermom said...

I've heard of the black eyed peas, cornbread and cabbage but never heard of the BBQ thing. *shrug*

I'll probably have spaghetti. LOL

Dr. Wifey said...

i can do the black eyed peas, but greens? nope. although kale is fine...
have a great one!

Felicia said...

We have black-eyed peas (peace), some sort of green (money), a piece of hog jaw (cooked in the greens and peas for joy). My grandmother always says you should not have chicken on New Year's because you will be scratching with the chickens. I didn't this year and I was still scratching at times :) We have a couple of steaks in the freezer that we'll cook instead.

Happy New Year! many Blessings!

i'm black betty said...

wishing you a great new year's, deanna!! :)

i'm stupid glucose diet will be broken tomorrow at lunch. ;)

HEATHER said...

Here in KY our tradition has always been black-eyed peas and cabbage. I guess you will have to eat some for me and my mama since we are in the hospital and probably won't be able to get any. I am so glad you reminded me, maybe I can find out from some of the staff if any restaurants around are serving them.
Happy New Year!

Amydeanne said...

never had black eyed peas.. only heard of them lol

we make ollybollen (a dutch type donut) for new years.

Happy New Years!

Sandi said...

If that's what it takes to bring prosperity back, I'll be chowing down, for sure.

Deanna said...

Willow - Did you know that when the Union soldiers invaded the south the only thing they left us was field pies and greens which is why that is why we have greens and peas as our traditional New Year's Day foods?

Sharon - Happy New Year to you too!

Supermom - Serve it with a side of peas!!

Wifey - Kale.. the other green!

Felicia - I have never heard that about chicken, but our Grandmothers are SMART women!

Betty - Starving on New Year's Day is going to mean a BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY in 2009!

Heather - We are praying for both you and your Mom, my friend. Please keep us updated as much as you can.

Amydeanne - Donuts for the New Year sounds way yummier than peas to me!!

Sandi - You and me both!!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Have a blessed and wonderful New Year. I am so grateful to have met you, over the last few months, via blogland. Looking forward to the new year, with you included!

i'm black betty said...

thank you for your lovely comment. i feel the same way about you, too.


i'm black betty said...

dang it...i hit the enter button too soon.

god helps us find people for reason. your compassion and easy-going nature attract people who are crazy and nutty like me. LOL!!! you keep on doing what you're doing. cause you've got it all right.

love ya. mean it.

mayberry said...

I'm tired of cooking. Can I just come to your house? =)

Veggie Mom said...

We're a Black-Eyed Pea family ourselves, too. Nana was from Alabama, and she raised her young-uns right! Although I always have to do some explaining to my Northeast Wisconsin neighbors. Those Yankees, ya know! Hope you have the Happiest of New Years!

Wyatt Earp said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, D!