New Year's Food Supersitions

~Happy New Year!~
To start the New Year many believe eating certain foods will bring them good luck. I've always eaten oranges or tangerines, my dad told me they were good luck when I was a kid. Never doubted my dad...so I keep up the tradition!
Many make black eyed peas or lentils. I've not had either.
Do you have 'good luck' New Years Food traditions?
Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy, New Year!
BB🎉

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PHIL
PHIL December 28, 2018

HI BB, I hope you have a Happy New Year! we always make "spedini" , A small chicken cutlet rolled up around ham and mozzarella and put on skewers. More for tradition then luck. FYI, did you know when you see oranges in the Godfather movies someone is about to be killed. Not so lucky for them....

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MMH
MMH December 28, 2018

I would like to see you elaborate on this. I came to know about these from a friend who said this was local to Upstate New York. My friend called them spedi’s and served then on a hoagie roll.

BerryBaby
BerryBaby December 28, 2018

Ha! Well, if they ate the oranges when they were lucky...New Years versus during the year... their luck may have been better!
BB😄

PHIL
PHIL December 29, 2018

Hi MMH, Your friend probably had roots in NYC. I've seen variations usually called spiedini alla siciliani We don't serve them on bread but I guess you could. We cut up thin chicken cutlets in 3 strips crosswise, dip them in olive oil and coat them in seasoned breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan. Then put a thin slice of ham and a cube of mozzarella and roll them up and put them on long skewers (spiedini means little spear). bake them in the oven. Sooo good, even better the next day.

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby December 29, 2018

I'm going to make these, Phil!
Have all the components...thanks, they sound delicious !

BerryBaby
BerryBaby December 29, 2018

How long and what temperature?

MMH
MMH January 9, 2019

Check out Sam Sifton’s recipe in today’s NYT for spiedies from Binghamton!

PHIL
PHIL January 9, 2019

MMH , I just saw it THANKS! similar concept. There is probably a 100 variations based on what part of Italy you came from or what part of NY/NJ etc.. you grew up in.

PHIL
PHIL December 29, 2018

350 , usually 20-25 minutes. I put them on a sheet pan. Once the cheese starts oozing out they are about done. The ones on the edges get that crispy cheese on them. Wish I have a few pics to send . each roll is usually about 2" wide. I like to use the drier mozzarella rather than fresh. I am prepping them Monday AM so will post some pics for you. Do you have instagram?

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby December 29, 2018

No InstGram

BerryBaby
BerryBaby December 29, 2018

..sorry no Instagram or social media, just here!

Liz D
Liz D December 29, 2018

Have always eaten black-eyed peas, just cooked with a ham shank, onions, celery, carrots, and a few red-pepper flakes. Back in 1999, when everyone was worried about the Y2K bug, I had a can of black-eyed peas with me at our motel, and a manual can opener, just in case!

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BerryBaby December 29, 2018

That's funny!

boulangere
boulangere December 29, 2018

2018 has been quite the year, so for the New Year I'm planning to make a stew with BOTH lentils AND black-eyed peas.

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BerryBaby December 29, 2018

Ha! Great idea! The pickled herring works for one of my relatives but I just couldn't do it. I'll stick with an orange and call it a night.

BerryBaby
BerryBaby December 29, 2018

A relative reminded me of their tradition to eat pickled herring. I thinking that one works as they have had a fabulous year!

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PHIL
PHIL December 31, 2018

Photo as promised

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BerryBaby December 31, 2018

Thank you!
Mine don't quite look like that.
I had chicken tenders and rolled them flat.
It's going to take a few more tries, but they taste amazing!
It's not letting me add a photo.

BerryBaby
BerryBaby December 31, 2018

Phil,
This is how mine turned out. Not too pretty but really good!
Thanks for the suggestion!
Happy New Year🎉!
BB⛄️

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PHIL
PHIL January 2, 2019

They look great! Glad you enjoyed them. Happy New Year.

Kristen
Kristen January 3, 2019

I personally don't eat seafood but for some reason it seems special and like to have that for my seafood lovers! Especially cocktail shrimp is a staple. I make my famous mushrooms (which I also don't eat - not a mushroom fan), but this year that didn't work out and I made grilled deer with a balsamic rosemary glaze! It was yummy and worked for me very well. Still trying to get some traditions down pat!

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