Whether you are getting together with friends and family this New Year or it's just your household, you may be looking for a new set of traditions and family goals. New Year’s is the perfect time to start over and really get a fresh start. That’s where these fun New Year’s Day family meal ideas come in handy.
Family Meals to Enjoy on New Year's Day
Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf is such a cool recipe to make on New Year’s Day! Pork signifies prosperity in the New Year, so go for it! This makes one of those perfect recipes for dinner.
If you want to bring a little good luck to your life in the New Year’s, rumor has it that peas are the answer. Give these Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas a try! If you’d like to read why people eat peas in the New Year, this resource is for you.
This might be the New Year’s in which you eat Collard Greens with the family. This is said to bring in “folded money.” I don’t know about you, but I’d never say no to any kind of money, folded or straight.
How about these Slow Cooker Pork Chops? I’m all about that prosperity, so let’s make pork as much as we can this New Year’s!
If you lived in Spain, it probably wouldn’t be weird to see people 12 grapes at midnight. You see, in Spain, grapes bring about luck! So, whether you enjoy a bowl of grapes with friends or family or want to enjoy grapes these 12 ways, I think you’ll be covered.
How about indulging on pomegranates on New Year’s Day? I really enjoy this Spiced Pears and Pomegranate recipe! You will enjoy it, plus pomegranates are associated with fertility.
Fish is another food that is quite fun to make on New Year’s Day! Fish actually symbolize abundance in the New Year, so why not make it and enjoy the added luck?! Here are a few delicious Baked Fish Recipes you will enjoy! Doesn’t supper sound amazing tonight?
Who doesn’t love noodles and rice? Can you even be human if you don’t enjoy this type of food? The great news is that noodles and rice bring about the perfect New Year’s luck. When you eat extra long noodles, you may be blessed with a longer life. When you eat rice, you may bring about wealth and fertility for yourself. I love this Rice Noodles with Shiitakes, Choy, and Chiles! Give it a try and watch how you fall in love.
You can’t have proper New Year’s luck without cake! There always needs to be dessert after you enjoy your pork, fish, or noodles. Sweet treats that are round are said to bring about a full circle of luck to the person eating them. Of course, my favorite New Year’s cake is this Greek New Year’s Cake.
Still looking for more pork recipes? You will love this Crispy Cheese Bacon Potatoes. My kids always seem to love recipes with bacon and potatoes.
If you’re looking something for a non-traditional recipe to make on New Year’s Day, then try this Perfect Steak with Garlic Butter.
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