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Sometimes tradition  is a bit much
01 January 2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Sometimes tradition is a bit much

Metairie, Louisiana

Isn't this an exciting picture? I knew you'd agree, but it does smell wonderful and it steamed up my camera lens several times! It's part of the Southern United States tradition for New Year's Day fare. This pot contains cabbage, onions, bacon and white wine. The green cabbage is supposed to be for prosperity and I dare not eat it or I won't be able to afford photography. The rest of the tradition is black-eyed peas for good luck (don't ask me..) and some type of pork (I'm having a baked, big, juicy glazed ham). And, of course there will be well spiked eggnog and desserts. And, Happy New Year to all.

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Anna Yu14-Jan-2005 18:35
Well cabbage isn't so exciting but we're pretty hungry over here so pls send over some....
Lori Rolfe02-Jan-2005 22:40
Load my plate with as much cabbage and black eyed peas you can spare please! I never knew about the tradition but sounds and looks great! I'll have to make it next year! Happy new year!
Karen Stuebing02-Jan-2005 12:22
Looks yummy. I've heard about black eyed peas but not cabbage. I'll bet it's a great hangover cure too. If not, there's always that eggnog. :)
Guest 02-Jan-2005 11:59
In that case I'll have a double helping of cabbage! ;)
Guest 02-Jan-2005 03:56
Looks tasty to me. Happy New Year! Enjoy the eggnog
Neal Nye02-Jan-2005 03:10
I've never tried this but it sure looks good the way you show it here. I bet you enjoyed it.
petesie02-Jan-2005 02:43
I never understood the black-eyed peas either, but I always start the year with them! My daughter doesn't like them at all....but eats one for good luck! Happy New Year, Coleen!
Elaine (etfitz)01-Jan-2005 23:14
My husband's favorite food!
northstar3701-Jan-2005 22:37
We had roast beef!
Stu01-Jan-2005 22:28
The tradition here in Scotland is steak pie! I should have photographed ours for you all to share!
laine8201-Jan-2005 21:45
Must be New Year here often as this is something we eat a lot....lovely tasty looking shot. Happy New Year Coleen...finally able to see you photos, now lets see if I can post a message.
Gayle P. Clement01-Jan-2005 21:25
Breland smothered our cabbage for 6 hours, on an outdoor stove, thank goodness. He puts andouille in it instead of bacon.
jypsee01-Jan-2005 21:14
Adalberto Tiburzi01-Jan-2005 19:45
Interesting recipe, appetizing capture :-))
Bill Miller01-Jan-2005 18:59
Looks wonderful ! Have a Happy New Year - oh, and sufficient prosperity to keep up the great photography....
Lee Rudd01-Jan-2005 18:49
this looks very nourishing, Coleen! I'll have mine without the pork though.
Gary Hebert01-Jan-2005 18:39
Looks tasty and I can smell it Coleen... please email me the recipe. I lost my Dookie Chase cookbook. :)