We all grew up doing and eating different things for New Years Eve/Dinner.
So what is your New Years Tradition????
As a kid we would all go to my Grandmother's House down the street.For New Years Eve we would snack on all kinds of Seafood that we caught (shrimp, crab and different types of fish). Then the very first thing we would eat after the strike of midnight was rice, greens, hog jowls/smoked pork something and black eyed peas. I don't recall the spacifics for each one, but they were for wealth, peace, health and happiness. We would all get a small plate and eat a little before we went to bed.When we all would wake, we would all go back and watch football and eat the same things again for lunch or if any was left some seafood. Great memories of a very simple time...
I remember as a kid not liking the greens, hog jowls and black eyed peas. But now as an adult I can't wait to eat them all together in a couple days with my wife and her family. My Grandparents passed several years ago and this is one of the things that reminds me of them. They loved to entertain friends and family.