Originally Posted by Zombiegirl
You fill those suckers up dontcha. Looks good. I have had a bug or something for the last couple of days and nothing has looked good. I'm feeling a little better so as long as that holds up tonight I'm having country fried steaks and rice. A friend gave me some deer tender loin so thats going to get pounded with a mallet and turned in to the country fried steaks. Tomorrow being New Years Day we're having what we have every New Years Day. The traditional southern New Years Day meal which is Black Eyed Peas and Greens. The Greens could be Turnips or Collards depending on what looks best when the wife hits Publix later today. I'm a carnivore and have to have meat so got a ham to cook too.
"Greens and Black-eyed Peas
These two Southern classics all but guarantee a prosperous year. Some say the greens represent dollar bills and the peas, coins, ensuring wealth and luck.
According to folklore, this auspicious New Year’s Day tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops pillaged the land, leaving behind only black-eyed peas and greens as animal fodder. Rich in nutrients, these were the humble foods that enabled Southerners to survive. Details of stories differ, but each celebrates a communion of family and friends bound by grateful hearts and renewed hope for good things yet to come."