5 Recipes for New Year’s Day

We’re sharing some delicious New Year’s Day recipes while there’s still time to get to the grocery store.

1. Tangy Collard and Cabbage Slaw

Collards are lucky in Southern traditions, but any greens, especially cabbage in places like Germany and Ireland, are considered lucky since the color resembles money.

2. New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day brings good luck for the entire year!

3. Southern New Year’s Day Dinner Skillet

Southern New Year’s Day dinner skillet incorporates many of the traditional good luck foods for a quick and easy one-pan meal with incredible flavor.

4. Skillet Cornbread with Chives

Black-eyed peas are often served with cornbread in the South on New Year’s day because it’s the color of gold and thus signifies prosperity.

5. What not to eat:

According to thespruceeats.com, some believe that lobster could cause bad luck because they can swim in a backwards direction, which could mean setbacks in the year ahead. For the same reason, eating chicken could be bad luck. The birds scratch backward, plus they’re winged so your luck could fly away. 

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