Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Lucky Food

Many people eat certain foods New Year's Day for good luck. What you eat generally depends on what part on the country you live in. Here in south central Pennsylvania eating sauerkraut and pork on New Year's Day for good luck throughout the coming year is very popular. My family didn't enjoy sauerkraut until I introduced them to this recipe for Christmas Kraut. It is now traditional holiday fare at our home.

Christmas Kraut
2 16 oz cans of sauerkraut, rinsed & drained
1 14 oz can of chopped tomatoes with juice
1 cup packed brown sugar
6 slices well cooked bacon, crumbled (you can add a little of the bacon grease, if you like)

Mix together well and bake at 350 for about an hour. Serves 6-8.

Enjoy... Wishing you all a very healthy, lucky and tea filled Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Our traditional lucky foods in NC are black-eyed peas. You should also eat them with some kind of green (collards, cabbage or turnip)and cornbread. The green and the gold represent money in the next year.

    I love learning the regional specialties!