Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here in the South it's just not the New Year without eating Black Eyed Peas, usually with some collard greens and some cornbread. Rumor is when Sherman burned down Georgia, the surviving edible crop was Black Eyed Peas which helped the Confederates survive! In addition, since they swell when they cook, they symbolize prosperity. Momma used to put a penny in the pot for good luck when they finished cooking; however, to protect us chicks, she took the penny out before we ate them and choked! We also always have greens with them for health and wealth and the cornbread is said to symbolize gold! We just think it's yummy, especially with some hot pepper sauce! What are your family's New Year's traditions?
Posted by Swamp Sisters: 77 Day Journey at 10:14 AM