Guarantees For A Great 2007!
In the South, a traditional meal at New Year's, which guarantees that we'll have a great year, is a meal of blackeyed peas, turnip greens, & cornbread. Of course, you can have other side dishes. But, at least, make sure your meal consists of the three staples mentioned above.
A nice, hot cup of potliquor to wash it down is good, too!
HAPPY NEW YEAR....y'all!
Note: For you DAMN Yankee stockbrokers, potliquor is the juice from cooked greens. Yeah, I knew what you were thinkin'!
Don't forget the hog jowels to mix in with the black-eyed peas. Actually, we've started to just cook in some bacon, it's not easy finding real hog jowels anymore.
Hotwater cornbread in pea juice, it doesn't get any better than that!
Hope everyone has a Great 2007!
Up north of the border, the Canadians prefer this kind of POT:
Doberman, in southern GA it was collard greens we ate, not turnip greens. As I recall, mustard greens were more popular in Alabama though I didn't conduct a survey. We also put ham hocks in those blackeyed peas (mmmmm, that traditional down home New Year's meal brings back good memories).
Do you crumble your cornbread or just dunk it?
Both actually. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Crumble the cornbread. I'm not big on sweet relish, so I usually add some ketchup!
I hope that's Heinz (HNZ:NYSE) ketchup you consume:
That one headed north real fast as soon as activist shareholders who TRY harded decided that good old boy (not southern, either) needed new BOD members.