Christmas has come and gone, and I am still procrastinating about putting away our Christmas decorations. I may even wait until Valentine’s Day to put them away. I’m sure no one has ever done that! Haha.
Nevertheless, today is New Year’s Day, and following a Southern tradition dating back to the Civil War, we typically cook black-eyed peas, collard greens, ham and cornbread on this day. The idea is that collard greens represent money and prosperity, and the black-eyed peas represent good luck and fortune.