New Year's Hoppin' John Soup
Eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with luck. The beans symbolize coins or pennies and the greens symbolize the color of money and are said to add to one's wealth in the New Year.
Traditional Hoppin' John is a singular concoction of peas (cow or black-eyed), greens, and rice simmered in a pork base.
When thinking of how to prepare this dish, I stumbled upon a recipe for a soup version and I decided to give it a try. I served it up along with some homemade, fresh from the oven, cornbread. If you like traditional Hoppin' John you will LOVE this recipe...
Leave three peas on your plate to ensure a New Year filled with Luck, Fortune, and Romance.