posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 10:51 PM
Tonight we feasted on Black-eyed peas (cooked with a silver dollar in them for prosperity), tomato relish, boiled cabbage, coleslaw, stewed taters,
creamed corn, Harvard beets and cornbread.
The peas are cooked in the broth derived from boiling the Christmas ham bone. The taters are stewed in the broth from the Christmas turkey carcass
cooked down in the crockpot.
That's our traditional New Year's Day meal. This year it was all local. The corn, tomato relish and beets from my garden, the rest from the local
Farmers' Market. Sadly, I did use the last of the local cabbage that I had stored in the basement. My garden didn't produce any cabbage this year
but the guys at the Farmers' Market had the absolute best I've ever tasted!
Tomorrow I will pick greens from the garden to add to the leftovers. We have wild dock, turnip greens, beets and Swiss chard that has survived the
frosts and freezes and flourished. Also have quite a few green onions out there waiting to be harvested as garnish for the potato soup that I'll
make from the left-over stewed taters.
What is your traditional meal on New Year's Day?