Ah! Hello my luvvs! I hope your holiday season has been beautiful, and that you're ready for the cherry on top of NYE and NY Day. One of the greatest parts of all holidays is getting to create new traditions while honoring the old ones. If you don't have a tradition for your New Year's Day meal, here's a guide to help you decided what to make.
This New Year's Day while you wrap your head around how to commit to the resolutions you've made, make yourself a batch of some of these lucky foods to help bring in whatever it is you desire for your year.
1. Black-Eyed Pea Cornbread
Black eyed peas are known as a sign of humility, and also, prosperity. While it's traditional to cook this just with greens and pork, try something different this year with creating stuffed cornbread.
2. Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops
These pork chops look amazessssssss. The spinach here can work as your lucky greens. Pork is considered luck since the pig is an animal that "pushes forward" so they are great bringer of progress.
3. Sauerkraut and Apples
I love sauerkraut, so any reason to eat it is alright by me! Eating sauerkraut on New Year's Day can be seen as a sign of long life. Sauerkraut also falls under the category of greens, giving you a double dose of luck by representing money as well.
As I was researching lucky recipes for you, I found a new lucky New Year's food that I hadn't know about before-- lentils. Lentils are thought to look like small Roman coins and thus eating them will bring money to your new year.
5. Circular Cakes
Ring shaped cakes symbolize life coming to a full circle. Make a delicious circular cake to indulge and to promote long life. Not that we need an excuse to eat cake, but if you did...here's a good reason why!
After your lucky New Year's meal, how many of you are making resolutions for better eating this year? I'm personally going to try and give up soda (eeek!). I love soda so much, but I plan on creating delicious, healthier drinks to fill that Diet Dr. Pepper-shaped hole in my heart. Stay tuned as I bring you some healthy food and drink solutions to make that adjustment to being health just a little bit easier. Happy NYE my luvvies!
Happy Eats My Sweets,