Black-Eyed Peas, Collards, and Ham Soup

by | Jan 1, 2019 | Meat/Fish, Recipes

Serves 5-12
Cook time: 2 hours

Many cultures start the first day of the year with lucky food. In the American south, it’s soul food. Cooking it with the sun, it’s “sol” food.

• Black eyed peas: There seems to be many views on their significance from gratitude to have the peas, to they plump with wealth, or they represent coins. Some say a person should eat 365 peas, one for each day of the year, but leave one on the plate to share with others.

.• Collards represent money.

• Pork symbolizes wealth, because a wealthy person had pork. They all agree that they should all be eaten together!

? Serve with cornbread. Cornbread represents gold.

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