Black-eyed peas & cabbage
Some say the black-eyed pea's lucky streak dates back to the pharaohs. Others say it started during the Civil War in Vicksburg, Virginia. The town ran out of food while under siege and the inhabitants were lucky enough to discover cow peas (a.k.a., black-eyed peas). Meanwhile, cabbage leaves are thought to bring prosperity to those who eat them on New Year's Day.
Bring on the good luck with these tasty dishes:
Bacon Vinaigrette Slaw
Hearty Black-eyed Pea Dip
Steamed Cabbage with Browned Butter and Caraway
Holiday Texas Caviar
Texas Calico Salsa
Long believed to be an antidote to an overzealous night on the town, menudo is part of many holiday celebrations, especially breakfast on New Year's Day.
Menudo is a rich, hearty soup with tripe, hominy, and chile. It's simmered slowly for several hours, allowing the mixture of seasonings and spices to blend. True aficionados dress their bowl with a light sprinkling of finely chopped onion, crushed oregano, and a fine spray of fresh lemon juice.
If you're craving menudo, our H-E-B Fully Cooked® Menudo is ready in minutes — just heat in the oven or microwave and serve. Or you can try our from-scratch recipe:
However you choose to celebrate New Year's, you'll find all your food and party supplies at your neighborhood H-E-B.