Happy New Year Hoppin’ John

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It is time to turn the calendar to a new year. Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with the classic Happy New Year Hoppin’ John.

Tradition in the South dictates black eyed peas be served on New Year’s Day, it is thought to ensure prosperity for the upcoming year. It often served alongside cornbread to symbolize gold and collard greens to represent money. We think Hoppin’ John is so tasty that it should be served more than once a year.

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2 Responses to Happy New Year Hoppin’ John

  1. Mimi December 31, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    I think I’ll make this today. It’ll make the house smell great and I don’t think we have ever had it.

    • Kitty Broihier MS, RD, LD January 4, 2017 at 9:03 pm #

      Did you make the recipe, Mimi? It’s great and kind of fun to have a new year’s-specific recipe. 🙂

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