There is a Southern saying that dictates eating habits in the Southern United States' New Year's: "Eat poor on New Year's, eat fat the rest of the year." A traditional Southern New Year's meal includes ham, corn bread, black-eyed peas and collard greens. Both black-eyed peas and collard greens are especially lucky additions to the dinner table. Black-eyed peas are thought to bring wealth because they look like little coins, in addition to the fact that they swell when cooked -- a sure sign of prosperity. Collard greens are lucky because they are green, like greenbacks -- money!
So be sure and eat your black-eyed peas today! As matter of fact my momma is in the kitchen making cornbread and fried cabbage. Can you say "YUMMO"!!!
Happy New Year everyone!!