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I'm celebrating the first day of the new year in the way we have done for so many years. . .with food.
Being a daughter of the south...well, southwest, we always have black-eyed peas for good luck and greens for money in the days to come. But when I moved to the most southern part of Texas, I added the tradition of eating tamales on New Years Day for good luck. This year I bought tamales at the good old Kroger store. I asked the young Hispanic man who was stocking shelves where I would find tamales. He directed me to an aisle with canned goods. I returned to him and said, "Not canned tamales <ugh!>. I want real tamales." He then directed me to the frozen section and the deli. Well, the frozen tamales were pretty slim pickins. I saw a package of black bean tamales and threw those in my cart for when the vegans come to visit. I proceeded to the deli where I found fresh, not frozen or canned, tamales. Yay! The tradition continues. And then when checking out, the young Hispanic man who bagged and carried out my groceries wanted to talk about my tamales. Apparently, he found it interesting that a blue-eyed, blonde woman was loading up on tamales for New Year's. We had a lively discussion about tamales and agreed that pork was the very best filling. Now, here it is, New Year's day and I'm heading for the kitchen. What traditions do you observe to ensure good fortune for the coming year? Be sure to visit all the stops on the New Year's Blog Hop this year