Pork is supposed to be eaten so that you can "live high off the hog". Black eyed peas are also on the lucky meal menu as are turnip and/ or collard greens. This meal is accompanied by cornbread. Many southerners continue to eat this food every New Year's Day. Some of my readers might wonder why my humom has the bravery to risk the year 's happiness by ignoring tradition. She has a different viewpoint.
She says if you have to cook dinner yourself, it a bad way to start out the year. However, eating at a restaurant is indicative of a good year. Angel and I don't want to risk a year of bad luck so we ate ham, pork chops, and bacon. We had a lot of meat left leftover from my big new years eve party. The party had a record setting number of dogs attending. I hope all the dogs enjoyed it as.much.as I did. I want to thank "The Travelling Chihuahuas" for entertaining the crowd. I hope to see all of you at my next party!