English Happy New Year Food Traditions
The country of the Philippines takes much significance from the shape of the vine, where the coin-like fruit is a welcome guest at New Year’s parties as long as it’s eaten in quantities of 13, a lucky number. While in Spain, 12 grapes are eaten to bring luck for each coming month of the New Year. However, pay attention to the taste of each grape. It is believed that if one is bitter, you need to watch out for that month.
Chicken Salad With Grapes
This recipe puts a sweeter twist on a traditional chicken salad recipe! Along with cooked shredded chicken and grapes, you’ll also need pecans, celery, poppy seeds, and a creamy homemade dressing. This salad is excellent as a side or on a bun served as a sandwich!
Cornbread is a favorite at most Southern American tables. However, on New Year’s Eve, a side of cornbread with your meal is consumed to bring fortune. The bread’s golden-backed color is considered extra lucky as far as monetary success is concerned.
Easy Homemade Cornbread
There’s nothing like a warm plate of homemade cornbread. This recipe is incredibly easy and will taste as if it came straight from Grandma’s kitchen! You’ll need a small handful of ingredients and just 5 minutes to prep. Then, place the cornbread in the oven, and in no time you’ll have a lucky golden treat to indulge in!
In Italy, most New Year’s revelers will have a snack bowl of green lentils with sausage in hopes of a year of prosperity. The lentils, which swell when cooked, are believed to symbolize coins or wealth.
Incredible Instant Pot Red Lentil Chili
Lentils are a great source of protein, and they provide a beautiful texture, especially for chili. Our Instant Pot lentil chili can be made in a hurry and will surely become a family favorite! This chili is meat-free and an excellent option for anyone following a plant-based diet or for those who have a gluten or dairy allergy. It may be meat-free, but this chili remains loaded with rich flavors and loads of nutrients.
In Asian culture, fish and abundance go hand in hand. Eating fish is considered good luck as long as the fish is served whole with the head and tail still attached. This is believed to symbolizes a prosperous year from beginning to end.
Baked Whole Fish With Lemon Herb Garlic Butter
Kick off a prosperous year by enjoying a savory baked whole fish. This recipe will walk you through how to perfectly season your fish with an alluring lemon herb and garlic butter. While you wait for the fish to bake in the oven, whip up the delicious salsa. Serve the hot fish with the salsa and your favorite sides for a delightful New Year’s dinner!
The color green is a symbol of good luck, which is why eating greens on New Year’s Eve are believed to bring good fortune. The green symbolizes money, so if you’re hoping for a year of wealth, you might want to consider eating a plate abundant in fresh greens!
Salad With Goat Cheese And Maple Balsamic Dressing
If you feel like salad is boring, then perhaps you need to change up the ingredients that go into your mixture. This salad is thriving in healthy ingredients and is full of delicious flavors and exciting textures. Use a spring mix for the base and add chopped pear, candied pecans, dried cherries, and crumbled goat cheese. You’ll also be provided with a delicious homemade maple balsamic dressing recipe!