Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Ham (or other pork) --- Symbol of progress because pigs always root forward and never backward.
Blackeyed peas --- Union soldiers pillaged the south during the Civil War, taking food and everything of value. They left the blackeyed peas in the fields, thinking they were animal fodder. Folks throughout the south knew better! The rich nutrients in the blackeyed and field greens sustained them. Blackeyed peas for luck!!!
Cabbage and greens ----- The color of money! These are eaten for prosperity.
Bundt cake ---- We had carrot cake with cream cheese icing, but any Bundt cake will do. It is a circle and symbolizes continuity in the new year, coming full circle without any interruptions.
Cornbread ---- Just because it tastes sooo good with all the other southern food.
I did make a cabbage casserole this year in place of our usual cooked or fried cabbage and it was delicious. Cooked about 3/4 done in a little buttered and salted water, drained really well, layered twice with cheddar cheese and buttered Ritz crackers, and baked until cheese was melted and crackers were golden. Yummy!!
Happy New Year to all my blogging friends! May 2013 bring us closer together! I love getting to know you, showing our pictures of quilts, sharing pieces of our everyday lives, asking you to join me in prayer about certain things (and knowing without a doubt that you are right on it)! I hope each and every one of us enjoys good health for ourselves and our families. For myself and my quilting friends, I hope our piles of UFOs diminish while our finished quilt stack grows and grows! Praying for homes full of God's love, prosperity, joy in abundance, and a very wonderful 2013!
Posted by Rhonda M at 5:17 PM