Some eat them on New Year’s Eve.
Others, New Year’s Day.
I do both.
And I know that I am not alone.
It is a tradition.
A southern tradition with tentacles that reach every corner.
Eating collards and black-eyed peas on the first day of the year invites a prosperous year ahead.
The “greens” represent dollar bills.
The swelling of the cooking peas symbolizes prosperity.
In full disclosure, I will honor the tradition welcoming 2012.
I will take shortcuts…with the help of Goya and Wegman’s, but I will honor the tradition.
Happy New Year.
I wish you good health, the love and support of family, good friends, dollar bills and prosperity.