Here are 10 symbolically lucky foods to enjoy on New Year's Day.
1. Black Eyed Peas.
Thought to bring prosperity for the New Year.
"Show me the money!" Greens for dollars.
The seeds are associated with life and abundance.
Eat them without breaking them in the middle and they represent a long life.
4. Long Noodles.
Peas for pennies and prosperity and rice is for fertility and wealth.
5. Peas and Rice (Hoppin’ John).
Pork is for progress.
6. Pot Likker Soup with Pork.
Cornbread is for gold.
Represents a full circle of luck.
8. Round Cakes.
Eat 12 grapes at midnight to bring luck for the next 12 months.
There are lots of fish in the sea! Associated with abundance and, although we don’t eat the scales of silver fish, they represent an abundance of coinage.
There is no denying that many of the above "lucky foods" are of southern flair. Put a few together and create a prosperous meal and welcome a lucky 2019! Happy New Year from our family to yours!