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Southern New Year's Meal


If you’re originally from the South, this menu probably isn’t going to look foreign to you. Southerners have been choosing these dishes for years as their choice dinner on New Year’s Day. There’s lots of different beliefs as to what each food represents, but, to me, it’s just good, country cooking. Plus, these foods are very humble and simple foods to start with, so when you can grab them on sale this time of year, you’ll be making for one deliciously frugal meal.

The prices listed below are an average price based on what’s on sale this week so you’ll have something to compare to your shopping list for your local grocery store.

Collard Greensrecipe

collard greens – 99¢ lb.
hot sauce – $1.66
butter – $1.99

Black-Eyed Peasrecipe

dried black-eyed peas – $1
onions – $1 lb.
sugar – $1.88

(Note: in general even with a great sale dried beans are always cheaper than canned.  One 1b of dried beans equals 3 15 oz cans once they are re-hydrated)

Pan-Fried Pork Chopsrecipe

pork chops – $2.99 lb.
flour – $1.99
canola oil – $3

Broccoli Cornbreadrecipe

Jiffy corn muffin mix – 50¢
broccoli – $1.88
milk – $2.88
cottage cheese – $2.50

Pineapple Upside-Down Cakerecipe

canned pineapple – $1
brown sugar – $1.19
flour – $1.99
baking powder – 99¢
vanilla extract – $2.99

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    • dtcox1

      boy does this sound good !

    • lynette

      I love lima beans and hotdogs.

    • Dawn Peluso

      yeast rolls to go with the greens, black eyes peas and either pork chops or ham.

    • Linda

      The real traditional dinner,
      as told to me by my great grandmother is: Hog Jowl, blackeyed peas, greens, and plain cornbread. The reason for this was that the Yankees had taken all the pig in the smokehouse except the fat hog jowl, and, if you were truly fortunate, you would find a few dried peas in the garden and some greens the Yankees did not know were ok to eat.

    • Amy D

      I was born and raised in the south and for us it’s always been black-eyed peas, hog jowl, corn bread and one other dish I can’t seem
      to remember…

    • Daryl Ann Guy

      I am not from the south however I have been making black eyed peas for 20 years