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.
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!!