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~NEW YEAR TRADITION~

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A New Years Day Tradition

Having black eyed peas, for luck or prosperity, on New Years Day, for 60+ years hasn’t hurt.  Who knows, it might have helped a time or two! 

January 1, 2010, we’ll have our black eyed peas with ham, fried potatoes and cornbread.

Do you have a New Years Day tradition and/or resolution?

We don’t make resolutions. We just try to do the best we can.

I’ll be back Sunday, with a regular post. I’ve enjoyed visiting with you during the holidays.

Wishing you all the best in 2010, from our Back Porch to yours!

Pat, J & Molly

70 comments:

Marydon Ford said...

Gratitude for the past & hope for the future is our tradition(s).

Have a beautiful & blessed NEW YEAR ... I will be in & out of communication for a couple weeks.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Donna said...

Happy New Year's to you and your family! We are having our black-eyed peas, ham, some kind of greens and cornbread too. I guess it is a southern tradition :)
Have a good weekend!
Blessings,
Donna

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

We will be eating peas, cornbread and whatever else as well. Isn't that what good Southerners do?? Happy New YEar!

S. Etole said...

No particular tradition here ... just a prayer for a blessed New Year for all. So happy to have found you here this fall.

Sandra said...

We have black-eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread, and usually some fried potatoes, as well. Here's to a prosperous New Year!

chicroses said...

Like the black eye peas tradition. We always had cooked cabbage. My fathers side.Cabbage was supposed to bring prosperity. I have enjoyed your blog.That casserole looks yummy..and your game you play with your grandkids looks so fun. I will be back..love your dog stocking. Looks kind of like our Hank that passed away this last spring. Happy New Year sally

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year to you too! I hope that 2010 brings you Happiness, Health, Prosperity, Peace, and Love ... I'm so glad I found your blog this year!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Here in Lancaster County PA it is pork and sauerkraut for good luck!

Terri and Bob said...

We have bean soup (it has black eyed peas in it!) and cornbread. I am hoping for a bright 2010! Happy New Year to you!

salmagundi said...

Happy New Year! No new year traditions here; but maybe we should try the black-eyed peas for luck. Thanks for a year full of inspiration. Sally

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

How great to have such a long standing tradition. All the best to the both of you, and your family, in 2010.

We gather at our place for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and at my sister's home two streets away, for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Lots to eat for New Year's, but not a specific food. Maybe we should start the tradition.

Last year our Dad had to go to the hospital on Christmas Day (my hubby stayed with him most of the day). This year on Boxing Day, mom was admitted. A rough day yesterday, but she is doing much better today.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Pat...Love the photo of the peas! Yes, we'll have our black-eyed peas, collards and ham. Just can't bring myself to cook with a ham hock! lol A HoneyBaked hambone will be in the collards instead! Happy New Year...hugs...Debbie

Adrienne said...

We don't have a New Year's Eve tradition but we are eating with my dear little mother tomorrow evening. She is a fantastic cook and we never know what delectable things she will come up with. Whatever it is, it will be good!

Happy New Year to you and your dear ones. May the next year be filled with much joy and many blessings.
~Adrienne~

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Dayum...THAT's what we have been missing! Some years we do balck eyed peas...some years black bean soup.

I'm planning on Health, Happiness and prosperity....oh and PEACE this year.

Better get me some black eyed peas.
Imagine whirled peas. Get it?!

Blondie's Journal said...

I try to do something each year a bit differently. DH loves the football games so we might have snacks all day or I may sneak a big dinner in for everyone. Very low key. I have heard of the BEP tradition/superstition and try to remember to make them but fail to!! Is there a recipe you use or do you just use the one on the package?

I am wishing you and J a wonderful, healthy & happy New Year!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just stopped by to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. Love your picture of the Black Eye Peas.
I will be working this year so doubt I have the usual peas, cabbage and ham.
Take care
Maggie

Trez said...

Black eyed peas,collard greens,smoked wild hog that my son killed last weekend,cornbread and hashbrown casserole!!! Then diet come moday :O(

Southern Lady said...

Pat, our New Year's Day menu will be Black-Eyed Peas and Cornbread, Turnips and Turnip Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, Fried Chicken, and Strawberry Cake for dessert. I can't think of a better way to start the New Year, can you!

Best wishes to you and J for a new year filled with all the things that make you happy.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

blackeyed peas and cabbage for new years here. Happy Almost New Year!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Learned to love and have Black eyed peas living in CA from my southern friends....it's our tradition too. I think your display in the elegant glasses is dynamite; think I'll try them in crystal this year too! About the only tradition we have kept is watching the Rose Bowl parade! Happy New Year...

Sue said...

I don't believe I've ever had black eyed peas! I am hosting an after New Year's party and will serve a variety of meats, but must include the traditional pork and sauerkraut. Don't know where this came from- we never celebrated with anything special food while I was growing up. I will take any superstitious good luck wish or promise I can get! LOL
All the best to you and all your loved ones in the upcoming new year, Pat. So glad I found your inspiring and lovely blog.
hugs, Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!!
Glenda

Sheila said...

Here in Hoosier Land, we have to eat cabbage to ensure a prosperous New Year! At least that is what my brother-in-law declares. I make vegetable beef soup with plenty of cabbage in it! However, I do remember having black-eyed peas in my Missouri youth days! And sometimes hominy for good luck...(Yuck!)

For the past few years I haven't made any resolutions, but try to start the New Year with a good attitude.

Happy New Year!

Brenda Eason said...

Hope you have a great New Year. I lke you have always had peas,cabbage,Hog jowls.This year im so sick I may send out for a plate.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have already gone to Piggly Wiggly for my peas and greens. I hope everyone gets a taste of the lucky for this new year.

Loui said...

Being a Southerner..
It is traditional fare..
black eyed peas,(I use the hambone from my Christmas ham for flavoring) baked ham,Turnip greens, cornbread,candied yams, and mac and cheese....
for a side..
I enjoy tomatoes and cucumbers with a light vinegarette..
oh yea..don't forget the hot pepper sauce for the peas and greens!
either pecan pie or rum cake for dessert.
hugs..
Loui♥

Kathleen said...

I have never had black eyed peas..DH used to have creamed herring...a tradition..but this Irish gal never had that, and wouldn't , so that ended that! LOL!
I just remember having Fresh Ham on New Year's Day.
This year we will go to my sister's over an hour from here. Her kids will be there, one from TN as my niece is a doc at St Jude's Hospital..we don't get to see that part of the family often..Hope the weather co operates!
Good health and many blessings to you and your loved ones, Pat!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy New Year Pat!
Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration this past year!
Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, we just do the best we can do as well.. How are things on your side of the state? We've had snow off and on all day today, was quite pretty. Guess the cold winds of the north are suppose to move in and get around zero again. brrrrr. Happy New Year to you, Jay and Molly...hugs ~lynne~

Rowan said...

Christmas is the big thing for us, we've never bothered much with New Year. The food traditions for New Year tend to be in Scotland where it's the main event - Black bun, shortbread and haggis along with a wee dram or two are traditional there. Happy New Year!

Zoey said...

I have never seen black-eyed peas look so elegant!

No resolutions here either.

Cote de Texas said...

Wishing you a wonderful NewYear of good healthy and happiness!

Joni

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love blackeyed peas, ham and cornbread, and the fried potatoes are probably my favorite part of the meal. Ours will be exactly the same menu and has been for years. I hope you have a wonderful and Blessed New Year. What a pleasure to have met you this past year. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Beautiful pic, Pat! We have different traditions in the Philippines. We like to wear clothes with polka dots and we should have enough rice and salt at home when meeting the New Year. Happy New Year!...Christine

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Happy New Year Pat, bright blessings!

Manuela@TPOH said...

You know, we have never done the black eyed peas thing! And I live in the South! Actually, we always have chicken wings on New Year's Eve which you're not suppose to do because then "your luck will fly away for the New Year".

We don't make resolutions per se, but we do have goal we'd like to work toward.

Happy New Year!

Manuela

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I grew up with the tradition of black-eyed peas for New Years Day. But I don't often do it now. And every year, I wonder: Is this like walking underneath a ladder? Will this bring me bad luck? And then I remind myself that I'm not spooked by such things or superstitious. Yeah, right. I don't make resolutions. I'm one who thinks I might be setting myself up for failure. Better to just give myself a little leeway and try to inspire myself with goodness throughout the year. Happy New Year, dear blogging friend!
Brenda

Dana and Daisy said...

yes, Pat, I resolved when i was a little girl to never eat black eyed peas again, and you know what? It is the only resolution I have kept! ha ha!

enjoy! your presentation is beautiful as one would expect! thanks for reminding me to have steve go out and buy us a bottle of bubbly this morning to chill for later.

Snappy Di said...

Lovely black eyed peas in a glass. How appropriate on this very special day of the year.

See you in 2010!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Happy New Year to all of you. Love the black-eyed-peas in the glass! I am looking forward to all you share this next year.

Be safe.

Charla

Helen said...

What a festive/delicious photo! I resolve NOT to resolve anything for 2010 .... I won't be let down if I don't achieve what I promised myself I would achieve!

BUT ... I am entering this New Year with feelings of resolve, hope, positive thoughts & happiness.

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Happy New Year to You and Yours!!!

♥ Kathy said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Pat!! We also eat black eyed peas on New Year's Day :)

parTea lady said...

I don't think I ever tried black eyed peas till we moved to GA. Our first New Years Day here I made Hoppin' John and cornbread, both something new to me. Now I love all the Southern favorites, including grits. :-)

Happy New Year

Charlene said...

Blackeyed peas with ham, fried potoates & cornbread sounds perfect! My wishes for the New Year is Health, Love, Peace, Prosperity, Knowledge, & Friends! I have really enjoyed getting to know you these last few months & look forward to getting to know you better. I think you are an amazing photographer & it is truly an art form you excell at. Thank you for sharing so much beauty! HUGS & Happy New Year! Charlene

Evelyn said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Pat! Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog and photography with everyone this past year. You have given much pleasure and inspiration! Can't wait to see your creativity at work in the New Year!

Evelyn

Pamela said...

In the past 10 years I've had a tradition of going to bed as usual and waking up feeling refreshed (or trying to as long as the neighbors don't set off fireworks.)

fiberdoodles said...

Happy New Year! Many blessings to you!!

Meggie said...

Sending love & GOOD WISHES for 2010!

The Bramble Patch said...

Thank you for your beautiful blog. Happy New Year!

manker said...

yum and happy new year from montana
gp

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

what a cute tradition.

My only new year tradition is to be happy for the past, and hopeful for the future.

Have a happy and healthy 2010!

Tom and Cindy said...

Mother always says cabbage for New Years day. Enjoy reading your blog. Wishing you a Blessed New Year.

BECKY said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR PAT!! May it be full of all things wonderful for you and yours!! Can't wait to see what you have going on this year!! Always a joy!
Hugs,
Becky

JKW said...

Love it Love it Love it. Perfect way to celebrate New Years - Always pork, usually Butterfly pork chops, and of course the delicious peas, Collard Greens and YAY! cornbread (thanks for reminding me - 40s in So. FL tonight, will need the oven on) :) You guys have a Happy and Healthy New Year 2010. I enjoy your blog so much. Blessings, Janet

The Muse said...

May the blessings of this year be so full that your cup runneth over!
CHEERS!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy New Year, Pat! Blessings bountiful be yours...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rose Mary said...

Happy New Year, Pat! We always have our black-eyed peas~this year in a salad. I'm not making too many resolutions this year--just waiting to see how everything goes and take it one day at a time.

Shelia said...

Happy New Year, Pat! I wanted to pop in to see you and wish you many blessings for 2010! We're home a couple of days and then we're off again!
I'm so glad I've met you, Dear One. You are truly a blessing.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patti Cakes said...

We broke tradition and had a sandwich. :-)

Oh I just love breakfast casserole! I could eat the entire casserole by myself.

Hugs

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat, I love black eyed peas.

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Barb ♥

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Peace,Faith and Love in this New Year that is begining.Happy 2010!

dec0r8or said...

I don't believe I've ever had a black-eyed pea, Pat! Maybe that can be one of my New Year's resolutions! :)

Happy New Year to you, old friend. I'm looking forward to more stories from the Back Porch this year.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

HI Pat!

So glad you dropped by Bloggeritvaille. You'll always be one of my most favorite bloggers...seeems I have followed you for so long. I always enjoy my visits here.
I dont make resolutions. I make goals, which may be the same, but to me it seems different. I just hate the thought os resolutions that most people dont keep. I dont know....
The peas look tempting. We had ours!Happy New year!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Rue said...

Happy New Year Pat and J!

(((hugs)))
rue

Rosemary said...

Happy New Year Pat!!
I would like to know how to make the black eyed peas!! Do you have a recipe for us?
Thanks,
Rosemary

Kat said...

Happy New Year Pat! I hope 2010 will be a good one for you and J.

Hugs from the beach,
Kat

Jeanne said...

Hello pat, love your photo of the black eyed peas. How very original. This is the first time in years we didn't had black eyed peas. I guess I will have to make my own good luck. I went to an all day auction and came home with a rug for the dining room. We ate leftovers...Horrors. Laughing.
The best to you J and Molly in 2010.

Hugs, Jeanne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love the black eyed peas in the flutes! Yes, we had our b.e.p, cornbread, and cabbage and that unmentionable-hog bacon (my name for it, because the other sounds horrible). Better safe than sorry! laurie

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Happy new year! Thank you for sharing everything you have...especially that dining room I'm so in love with. :-)