Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Day Menu Ideas

There are quite a few traditional holiday foods in the USA and around the world for ensuring you will have luck, prosperity, happiness and joy throughout the new year.
Here are some ideas for foods to eat, and recipes to cook to ensure you have a delicious meal, and maybe ensure you'll have a little extra cash in 2014.


New Year's Day Menu

Roast Pork with Rosemary and Garlic
Eat pork on New Year's day so that all year you'll live off the fat of the land. Pigs also represent the future because they always move forward - never back.
Avoid chicken or you'll spend 2014 scratching for food.
Wilted Cabbage Salad
Cabbage represents money - something we'd all appreciate a little more of in 2014! This salad has the bonus of also including bacon - more pork. :)
Salmon with Lentils and Mustard Herb Butter
Not a fan of pork and cabbage? Choose fish and lentils instead. Fish scales and lentils represent coins (prosperity), while fish swim in schools and represent abundance.


Kathryn & Alan (Mr. Lifeguard)


  1. Happy New Years! Here in the south, we do BBQ pulled pork, collards, black eyed peas, rice, stewed tomatoes, and cornbread. Leftovers can be saved for pulled pork sandwiches, and I mix the rice, peas & tomatoes together for Hoppin John. I love good traditional meals!

    1. That sounds wonderful, Donna! There's just something about pork - yum!

  2. Well, good news about the pork, because our family tradition is baked ham and potato salad. That way everyone can help themselves....because after the potato salad is made, I'm done cooking for the holidays and intend to scrap and watch football! Go Michigan State!

    1. Kaye, I am with you! Between Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Nachos Carnitas and the Christmas Goose, I have logged way too many hours in the kitchen.