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New Year’s Day Traditions

Every New Year’s Day, we eat a meal of black-eyed peas, leafy greens (usually spinach) and ham.   We eat black-eyed peas for humility.  We eat leafy greens for prosperity.  And we eat ham for progress.

This year we ate all of those and also a pineapple cake.  To some this is common practice, but to many others it is foreign.

Epicurious.com: Cakes and other baked goods are commonly served from Christmas to New Year's around the world, with a special emphasis placed on round or ring-shaped items.

Well … we didn’t make it up.  Epicurious.com did a great job explaining the reason behind it all. Check it out here.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2011!  I’m thinking we’re in for a good one!!

 

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