Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Good Luck Food

New Years' Day 2013

A long standing tradition in my family is to eat pork as the first dinner in the new year. The saying goes "a pig roots forward, chicken scratches backwards, and a cow stands still."  Pork symbolizes forward progress which is why we eat pork on New Years' Day.  Many cultures have various forms of "good luck" food for this day.  Herring, Dark Leafy Greens, and Lentils spring to mind but pork is the go to food of choice for our family.  This is what I like to call a throw together meal.  To go along with the ham I baked some left over potatoes from a stew I made earlier this week and steamed the last of the salad fixings.  Over all it was just an ok meal.  I wish I had more veggies on hand but you use what you got.  

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