Recipes for New Year's Eve & Day

 Appetizers and finger foods perfect for your New Years Eve get -together.  🎉
New years eve is only two days away, so I thought I would share some of my family's favorite appetizers and finger foods that are perfect for ringing in the new year. Whether you're celebrating the new year with a party or staying at home these yummy appetizers and finger foods are sure to please any party-goer. I have also included some New Years Day recipes that my family enjoys every year. Hopefully there's something for everyone. Click on the titles to view each recipe.


In the South, black-eyed peas have long been thought to bring forth good luck if eaten on New Year's. No one knows for certain where the tradition came from, though it's thought to date back to the Civil War. Black eyed peas are for good luck and often served with greens or cabbage which represent money and prosperity. 

With New Years day quickly approaching I thought I would share some of my family's favorite dishes for the New Years Day Meal. Whether or not these dishes bring good luck and wealth in the coming year, it's still a fun and delicious tradition in our family. I hope you'll give a few of these recipes a try! 

Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast :  I like to serve either ham slices or a pork roast on New Years Day along with black eyed peas or Hoppin John, cabbage, fried apples and cornbread or biscuit bread.  

Slow Cooker Black Eyed PeasSlow Cooker Black Eyed Peas are true southern comfort food! These peas are loaded with diced ham, onions, stewed tomatoes, spices and chicken broth, and slow cooked to perfection with a ham bone. 

Southern Hoppin John:  Hoppin' John is a classic southern dish made with black-eyed peas, rice and flavored with ham or bacon. 

Texas Caviar: Texas Caviar is a black eyed pea salad lightly seasoned with a vinaigrette dressing and often eaten with tortilla chips.

Pan Fried Cabbage: Fresh cabbage lightly stir fried and seasoned with bacon, onion, salt, pepper and a bit of chicken bouillon. 

Mexican Cornbread: My mother in laws Mexican cornbread is filled with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and creamed corn. 

Southern Biscuit Bread: This biscuit bread is nice and crispy on the outside and cotton soft on the inside.  

Hot Water Cornbread: Hot water cornbread is a mixture of cornmeal, flour and boiling water mixed together, shaped into small patties and cooked in a skillet with hot oil. Hot water cornbread is delicious served with beans and greens.

Skillet Fried Cinnamon ApplesSouthern Fried Apples are a simple, down home side dish that pair perfectly with any country meal. 

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