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What are you cooking for New Year's Day?

Any traditions? My dad always made Oyster Stew on New Year's Day while my mom made pototato soup.

This year I've got a new recipe for chuck in the crockpot with au jus for sandwiches later today in toasted buns with carmelized onions.

So what do you cook on New Year's Day?

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  1. Ham and beans for good luck. Specifically, a ham bone and diced up leftover ham cooked with great northern beans, a little onion and celery leaves. I always serve with cornbread ( jiffy mix, 'cause that's what my mom did).

    1. Our New Year's Day tradition for many years now has been French Cassoulet, which uses up the last remains of the Xmas roast goose. Soaked the beans overnight, & in a little while will start cooking them & then putting the whole lovely shebang together. Can't wait!!

      1. I made joan Nathan's Alsatian pear kugel. I t was amazing, way more than the sum of its parts. We had a raw kale and black olive salad, sausages and onions, and blood oranges just sliced .
        everything was beautiful and delicious.

        1. After all the meat, cream, butter and eggs, we're going for a vegetarian marinara sauce with red peppers, mushrooms and maybe a little pepper flakes for heat.

          1. After way too much munching, appetizers, sweets and heavy meals - going for comfort food -

            Baked chicken breast, macaroni & cheese and creamed spinach!

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            1. re: Betharu

              i second that! comfort food for sure. baked pasta, chicken pot pie, biscuits with honey... diets can start tomorrow :)

            2. Preparing brunch for friends for tomorrow. Cheese, blueberry and raspberry blintzes, baked egg dish, salad with lots of fresh citrus, chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette and grapes, and some fresh fruit! Today will be limited to the turkey chile that is currently on the stove,......... Yum!

              1. Actually, tradition dictated sushi / japanese dishes e.g. chow mein , spareribs, chicken and sashimi. however, the old guard is gone i.e. cooking for thrity people.
                therefore in lieu of that - we order in sushi and Chinese food or more commonly known as les mets Chinois. Its cheating - but who wants to cook for ten hours.
                can you guess we're Japanese by heritage. NY day is bigger than NY Eve.

                1. Black-eyed peas in the form of hoppin john; a New Yea'rs classic!

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                  1. re: saintsfan342000

                    I LOVE "Hoppin John", although husband doesn't, so if I make it, it's just for me. One of our local supermarkets is having a sale on fresh Black-Eyed Peas for the next few days, & I'm thinking of giving myself a treat.

                    If you have the time, saintsfan, may I ask how you make yours?