Welcome to 2008! 

Today’s dinner will be the traditional pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes.  You haven’t celebrated the New Year in my neck of the woods without eating pork – in any form – and sauerkraut.  Our region is heavily influenced by German tradition.  There’s also a New Year’s pretzel (think large, pretzel shaped, sweet yeast bread), but I’ve never made one of those. 

When I was in high school, age 15 or 16, I spent New Year’s with my father in Richmond, VA.  Y’all in the South apparently don’t know the pork thing.   You eat black-eyed peas.   (<—– OK, in all fairness, most of you probably think sauerkraut would be a terrible way to start a new year. razz

Do you have a special food tradition at New Year’s?

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