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Saturday, January 1

Happy New Year!!!

Well, 2011 is upon us, and we all want to start it right, don't we?  We make our resolutions...we clean our houses...all sorts of things are traditional for most of us.  Well, there is one other tradition that seems to stand the test of time...Hoppin' John!!  Yes, according to most folklore, eating Hoppin' John on New Years day starts our year off with good luck.  And I have to say it...with the way things have been over the last couple of years, we ALL can use a solid shot of good luck, can't we?

Hoppin' John is a combination of black-eyed peas and rice.  It's VERY simple to make, and is extremely satisfying to eat.  Typically, it's served with some type of greens (collard, turnip, mustard, mixed), which have a traditional meaning of their own...they represent MONEY (YAY) coming into your home.  So, is everyone ready to bring in the New Year with some old-fashioned tradition?