6 Lucky Foods to Eat on New Year’s Day

Every year, my mom makes pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day because it’s supposed to bring us luck in the year to come. I love sauerkraut now, as I kid I hated it but ate it anyway; I didn’t want to risk having a year filled with misfortune.

Here are 6 other foods thought to bring good fortune to your 2018…

Pork & Sage Meatballs

1. Pork
are a lucky symbol because they root forward. No looking back for this kid.
Try our Pennsylvania Dutch Pork and Sauerkraut, Pork and Sage Meatballs (above)
or a Super-Easy Rib Recipe.

Cold Sesame Noodles2. Noodles.
In Asian culture, noodles
 are believed to bring you a long life. Our Cold Sesame Noodles should do the trick.

3. A Cake Shaped like a Ring
A ring-shaped cake is a symbol of coming full circle. Try our Spiced Cranberry Bundt Cake or our Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake.

4. Greens
Green veggies like cabbage are supposed to bring you, well, the green stuff: money. My mother insists that if you have a little sauerkraut, you’ll have a year filled with success…and who am I to argue? Try my mom’s Stuffed Cabbages, Cabbage & Corn Slaw, our Paprika Pork and Sauerkraut Stew or a side of Red Cabbage and Apples.

5. Peas
Peas, especially black-eyed peas will bring you good fortune because they look like little coins;
they are thought to bring you wealth and good fortune. Try Black-Eyed Peas with Pork, Bacon-Roasted Chickpeas or Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham.

Baked Fish w:Citrus Butter Sauce6. Fish.
Still worried about your finances? Fish, too, will bring you wealth because the metallic sheen of their scales look like money. Try our Baked Fish with Citrus Butter or Pecan Crusted Fish.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."