• What is everyone planning for New Years Dinner?

    Asked by BoiseB on Sunday, December 30, 2012

    What is everyone planning for New Years Dinner?

    I am cooking up a pot of Black Eye Peas. They are supposed to bring Luck if eaten on New Years Day . Plus they are very yummy And the luckiest thing for me is they are right up there on the top of my must eat diet.

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    • abrub's Avatar

      I love those traditions! In the Jewish tradition, at New Years (Rosh Hashonah - in September) we eat apples and honey in hopes of a sweet year. We also have a special round Challah bread, representing the continuity and cycles of life. However, I don't do any special foods for the secular New Year, and we don't have a special dinner planned.

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      We do the black eyed peas too and cabbage, corn bread cakes, lord knows I can use all the good luck I can get. We've done this for years, I always say it hasn't done any good, but who knows what would have been? Anyway, I like the peas and cornbread. That's a good enough excuse to eat them.

      over 5 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar

      I will be having cabbage and black eyed peas. Gotta get my money and luck in for 2013!

      I also hope there will be pie.

      over 5 years ago
    • carolchristao's Avatar

      My husband is planning for both of us a dinner with shrimp - I love it. But I'm just not in the mood for celebrating. We had a huge discussion because he wanted to go to a hotel, to see the fireworks from the window and I just want to stay home and forget the whole world is happy. I know I should be happy, and I am, that chemo is working, but you know, it's like I am battling for life while everyone is celebrating life.

      over 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      When I was a kid, the tradition was XXX & pork fo New Year's. Fortunately I'm far enough awa from my last treatment that nausea isn't a issue, so I'm going w/that old standby.

      over 5 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33 (Best Answer!)

      It will be a potluck dinner in my house. Can't wait to eat whatever everyone is bringing. I wasn't even aware that there was food for good luck. :)

      over 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I learned about the Luck part of of Black Eye Peas Paula Deen. I was fed through a tube for seven months during my treatment. I watched the Food Network the whole time and fanticized about what I would eat when I got through treatment. Paula did a show on black eye peas, and I have had them for New Years ever since. I think they must have brought me luck because this will be the third year I will have them. I cannot do the cabbage (little hard to digest) but I make up with extra bacon

      over 5 years ago
    • Sugarshine's Avatar

      In the south it is good luck to have black eyed peas, you eat greens so you will have money, cabbage, turnip, mustard or collard greens, either of these just so long as you have some . ;-)

      over 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      My husband and I are going to make crab legs. I hope I can enjoy them. Just a nice, quiet evening at home, watching a movie, hopefully able to stay awake until midnight! I hope everyone's 2013 is better than ever!

      over 5 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I'm flying home from my DD and SIL's on New Years day and don't get in till late afternoon....For years I've made chicken wings and potatoe knishes.....DD #2 ask me to make them but it will have to wait till the 2nd......I started making this years ago as it was easy and fun to eat watching the Rose Bowl....I no longer watch the Rose Bowl and don't keep up with any of the bowl games......I'll be at my DD and SIL's tomorrow and the 31st will just be another Monday night.....they are in the midst of moving so we are surrounded by boxes....I'm sure we will do more packing and then who knows...but the kids don't have TV!!!!! Wishing everyone a good year....

      over 5 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      carolchristao, I know exactly how you feel. So many times, my husband would say "Let's go -- or Let's do--". I would think to myself "doesn't he realize I do not want to leave the safe haven of my couch and blanket?" It was like I wanted to be left alone in my "Twilight Zone". Then, there were the times that I would "sacrifice" for him -- and it never failed that once I got out, I would get a change of attitude and it would end up benefiting me more than him (of course, I might not tell him that-lol). I also feel that I should be happy -- Last year, I dreamed of being where I am now -- I guess it is that part of our human nature that does not know enough to appreciate what we have. Anyway, my wish for you is that you find peace, hope and joy this New Years!!!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Thank you all for sharing your New Years menu's they all sound yummy. Now can I get your recipes :)

      over 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Greg, sounds like we're having the same thing. Black Eyed Peas, Cabbage and Corn Bread!!! MMM MMM Good!!!

      over 5 years ago

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