Growing up, we never celebrated New Year's the traditional American way. Our Mom was a Teetotaler, and so there were no New Year's Parties, and we really didn't do the New Year's traditional feast, either. We waited for the New Year to ring in (sometimes at Church, sometimes watching the ball drop on T.V.), then would sleep late on New Year's Day - and spend a quiet day relaxing.
As a result, I was grown up before I even found out that many Americans had a traditional menu for the holiday. Pork; Black-Eyed Peas; Greens, Sauerkraut or Cabbage; and Cornbread! Who knew?! ; )
So, here are my favorite recipes for dishes with those ingredients - a few traditional, some remarkably non-traditional.
Whether your family celebrates the New Year in a traditional or non-traditional way, I hope you enjoy these recipes & have a wonderful New Year!
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Vegan Party Appetizers
Dips Buffet for a Party
Greek Style Black-Eyed Peas
Indian Style Spiced Black-Eyed Peas
Vegan Sausage Patties
Sauerkraut (this one takes a few days - so you might want to keep the recipe on hand for next year - or enjoy it a few days after the holiday)
Better than Coleslaw
Cornbread or Corn Muffins
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Fruited Black-Eyed Pea Salad