I thought I would include something a little different in my post today, since I found an interesting article on Delish.com. Our family usually gets together for a relaxed dinner on New Year's Day just to hang out, watch football and kind of end the season of big dinners. If you haven't planned what you're having tomorrow night, here are some ideas based on foods that different cultures believe to bring good luck in the New Year!
Noodles -- In many Asian countries, long noodles are eaten on New Year's Day in order to bring a long life. One catch: You can't break the noodle before it is all in your mouth.
Black-Eyed Peas -- A common good luck food in the southern United States, black-eyed peas are thought to bring prosperity, especially when served with collard greens. (I'll probably just play Fergie's CD since I'm not a fan of the Black-Eyed Peas in the food variety, just the music! ha ha ha)
Lentils -- Thought to resemble coins, lentils are eaten throughout Italy for good fortune in the New Year.
Pomegranates -- Long associated with abundance and fertility, pomegranates are eaten in Turkey and other Mediterranean countries for luck in the New Year.
Fish -- In North America, Asia, and Europe, people eat fish to celebrate the new year. In some countries, people associate fish with moving forward into the new year since fish swim forward. Other people think fish symbolize abundance since they swim in schools.