New Years Day feast


Pork Loin with Grape and Pomegranate Sauce, Pan (not so) Fried Black Eyed Peas, Citrus and Honey Green Beans, and Buttered Pretzel Bread.


I mushed a lot of New Years Traditional Foods together.


Pork = Abundance because they root forwards rather than backwards like a chicken.


Pomegranate = Abundance. The Greeks believe that the pomegranate seeds symbolize fertility.


Grapes = In Spain they will eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight to bring luck for the next 12 months.


Black Eyed Peas = Wealth because they supposedly resemble coins.


Chinese Long Beans = Green = Wealth because money is green + Length = Longevity. In Asian cultures they believe noodles symbolize a long life.


Orange and Honey = The Chinese believe that eating Orange and Honey will bring good fortune, wealth, and money.


Buttered Pretzel Bread = Buttered Bread = Good Luck. The Irish believe that banging buttered bread on the door will ward off bad luck. And sharing buttered bread with friends will bring good luck + Pretzel = Luck and Prosperity. The Germans believe pretzels bring luck and prosperity… for some reason…

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