Hopping John soup for luck in the new year, from Kalyn's Kitchen
It can't hurt to start the new year with some good luck. In the southern United States, folks eat Hopping John -- a Creole stew of black-eyed peas, ham and collard greens -- on January 1. According to tradition, the peas represent coins and the collard greens represent dollar bills. Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen created this Hopping John soup for a soup party (what a fun way to begin the new year!). It might bring you wealth, and it definitely will bring you good health. Happy New Year!