I have until the beginning of January to finish my cookbook manuscript, and as many of you regular readers know, that means I'm busy testing my stuff over and over. Oh, and editing but that part is so not sexy.
Testing seasonal and holiday recipes out-of-season isn't ideal, but I'm working with like two months here so a girl's gotta do what she's gotta do. I typically make my Hoppin' John Sausage & Brown Rice Bowl on New Year's Day, but I had test it this week:
In case you didn't know, Hoppin' John is a Southern New Year's tradition. The black-eyed peas represent prosperity for the new year and the cabbage (or other greens) are said to bring money. Though it's still months until New Year's Day, the pagan new year — Samhain or Halloween — is right around the corner. So we'll just pretend I did this on purpose, alright?
Question: Do you have special traditional foods that you eat every year at a certain time?