Dec 31, 2022

Happy New Year! Greens, Beans, Pork and Cornbread Recipes


Southern Tradition

It all began with the Civil War.  

The greens collard, turnips, and mustard greens were in season and the black-eyed peas have a history.  Union Gen. William T. Sherman decided not to burn the bean fields because they were considered only good enough to be fed to animals.

The greens had the meaning for money dollars, and the black-eyed peas stand for coins.  The pork we sometimes have thanks to my mama Dot is hog jowl. Any kind of pork will do.  Yep, The hog can't turn his head backward, he always looks forward which symbolizes looking forward not backward in the new year!  Cornbread symbolizes gold.  I read some of this in an article by Tony Melton.

I didn't know about the cornbread but sure heard about the greens, peas, and pork from all of these relatives.   I knew we always had cornbread but didn't know there was a history behind it all. 

Today's recipe posts may interest you if so I hope they will be of help to you.

Archive Recipe Posts

Blackeye Peas Three Ways Recipes 

Cooking For The New Year's Recipes

Genolia's Collard Recipe

Genolia's Lace Cornbread Recipe

Collards, Blackeye Peas, Hog Jowl, and Cornbread Recipes

Cora's Lace Hoe Cake Cornbread Recipe

Dolly is Cooking Collard Greens Recipe

Preparing All Types of Greens for Cooking Tips, Videos, and How-tos Here

Sirloin Pork Roast Here

Boneless Pork Chop Casserole Recipe

Breaded Parmesan Pork Chops Recipe

Broccoli Cornbread Recipe

Crock Pot Pork Chops Recipe

Pork:  Easy BBQ Ribs in the Oven Recipe

Cornbread Moist Melt-in-your-Mouth Recipe

Other Menu Ideas 

Toscana Soup Here

Johnsonville's Italian Sausage Meatballs Recipe

Pork & Spanish Rice Recipe

Catie's Pork Dumpling Pot Stickers Recipe

Vegetable Sausage Quiche Recipe

Bacon Anyone? Here

Happy New Year!

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  1. Thank you for the New Year's wishes and the yummy recipes. We could all use a little good luck I think. Stay warm, safe and healthy and have a great 2023.