Black Eyed Peas, Greens, Cornbread: Money
These foods are all eaten to bring money and riches. The black eyed peas are said to bring coins, the greens, dollars, and the cornbread, gold. Eat all three to be rich trough out the year! Here are some recipes to get your dollar on this New Years.
Pork is meant to signify progress, moving forward and new beginnings. Eating pork on New Year’s Day is meant to cause you to have new, forward-moving beginnings in the New Year. Here are some recipes to try:
12 Grapes at Midnight
Eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight is said to bring good luck throughout the year. Each grape is meant to symbolize luck for the duration of the year, one grape represents one month. Try these dessert-style options to get in your dozen months of luck:
Pomegranates: Fertility, Life & Abundance
Anyone wanting to expand their family in the coming year will definitely want to have some pomegranates on New Years. In Greece they are thrown across the floor to release the seeds. I would definitely not recommend that as that would make quite the mess; however, eating some of these dishes should give the same luck.
Fish are a widely utilized food food for luck. In Asia whole fish are eaten while in Europe fried fish is more popular. Try these for some delicious, kid-friendly fish to have a bountiful new year.
Noodles are eaten to symbolize a long life. This is especially true if the noodles are eaten whole, and not sliced, or broken in half. Live long and noodle, friends.
Rice: fertility & wealth
The many grains of rice symbolize multitude and fertility. Multitude also extends to the monetary. So rice it up!
Lentils: Good Luck
Who doesn’t want more money!? Why not try some cabbage on New Year’s Day to see if you can come into some more “cabbage.” After all, we can all come up with a good lotto fantasy.
So there you have it, a bunch of yummy recipes to try to tip the odds in your favor a Lucky New Year! Best of luck and I hope they help you have the luckiest new year yet!