I’m a little bit superstitious. OK, let’s be honest, I’m superstitious about anything that will bring me luck! During my daughter’s field hockey season, I wore the same combination of colors to every game. They won the championship so hey, just sayin’, clearly their superior hockey skills were all due to my fashion choices! I know that’s silly, but it didn’t stop me. So when it came time to deciding what to make for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day meals, I was delighted to learn there are foods that will bring me luck, prosperity, health and happiness.
For this New Year’s Eve dinner, I am going to serve my favorite fish recipe. I was excited to learn that in some cultures, eating fish on New Year’s Eve brings good luck. Fish is considered lucky because the scales resemble coins, and fish swim in schools, which represent abundance. Apparently, it’s best for the fish to be served with the head and tail intact to ensure a good year, from start to finish.
For New Year’s Day, I’m going to make this hearty Lentil Tomato Soup. After a late night, this healthy comfort food is enjoyed by everyone in my family. What a bonus to learn that when cooked, lentils plump with water, symbolizing wealth. Sounds lucky to me!
There are a number of other ingredients, depending on your geographical location or culture, that are considered good luck to eat on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Each in their own way represents abundance, good health and luck.
I’m excited for the new year, and with all this extra luck I am sure my family and friends will enjoy prosperity, good health and happiness.
We at DinnerTime, hope the same for you! Happy New Year!
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