For as far back as I can recall, black-eyed peas and collard greens have been an essential part of every New Year’s celebration.
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.
Happy New Year “P.M.” Thank you for sharing your wisdom and brilliance! As you know, 2012 is the “year of HARVEST”… so, “hush now, don’t explain” LOL **tah-dah** 🙂