Happy 2009!

I don’t consider myself to be a particularly superstitious person, but I love fun traditions like eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. Well, I don’t actually love black-eyed peas…in fact, I loathe them. The texture is just gross to me, or maybe it’s the beady little black “eyes” staring at me. But I love the thought of the peas affecting my luck for the whole year. My mom usually served the lucky legumes with our meal on New Year’s Day, but Chris and I tend to just eat an obligatory spoonful, sometimes right out of the Goya can just to get it over with. This year I did put them on a plate with the rest of our dinner (and later photographed them like the dork I am). Do you have any New Year’s traditions?

Wishing you and yours peace, love, happiness and lots of luck in the new year! 

  • DeannaJanuary 3, 2009 - 1:45 am

    Oh my gosh, I am exactly the same way!! My mom used to always guilt me into eating them, though sometimes I would have rather traded whatever luck they may have brought just to not have to eat any 🙂 Haha. Happy new year, Susan!!

  • KimJanuary 3, 2009 - 4:55 pm

    Ohhh…I didn’t realize you had this tradition too! I love eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day (not for the taste at all), but because it’s one of the few traditions my family has…and since I haven’t been with them on New Year’s Day in years, I love being able to continue that tradition. 🙂 Happy 2009 Susan!! 🙂

  • CaseyJanuary 4, 2009 - 1:38 am

    My mom always makes a pork roast with sauerkraut and dumplings. Sounds weird to some people, but it’s actually very good. I think it’s a Midwestern tradition? I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten a black eyed pea… Happy New Year, Susan!

  • TonyaJanuary 4, 2009 - 5:47 pm

    Thank goodness someone feels the same way I do. I was forced to cook those beady eyed peas on New Years Day. I cannot eat anything that is staring at me.

  • Eileen BroderickJanuary 9, 2009 - 11:43 pm

    Doh! I never heard of this! Maybe next year…I have to say, at first glance this photo just make me think ‘maggots!’ Yikes.

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