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Happy New Year!

Posted December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of you a fantastic 2017 full of love, happiness and super deals!

Do you have a special New Year's menu planned for this weekend? Any collard greens or black eye peas on your dinner table tonight?

We are having garlic shrimp, spaghetti noodles, corn bread and the greens will be spinach salad. Not exactly traditional, but tasty!

Here are some of the reasons we eat the traditional New Year's foods:

Greens, like collards and cabbage, are eaten because they symbolize money and prosperity in the New Year.

Beans are also meant to resemble money and bring prosperity, especially when enjoyed with greens. Lentils and other beans symbolize coins.

Cornbread is enjoyed because it is the color of gold.

Pork is eaten on New Year's because pigs root forward and are rather rotund.

Noodles are supposed to symbolize a long life. Make sure you eat the noodle whole.

Do you have any other New Year's food traditions?

Happy New Year everyone and thank you so very much for reading this blog and for being part of our friendly, frugal community. I appreciate and am thankful each and every one of you!


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  • Em2s Jan 2, 2017

    Faye and fellow SmartShoppers - Happy New Year! Returning heart-felt wishes to you! With gratitude for and blessings in the New Year to each of you!!

  • jdouglas13 Jan 1, 2017

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 1, 2017

    Thanks to all of you for your sweet New Year's wishes. I started off the year with wonderful friends and then got NINE hours of much needed sleep. Gonna be a great 2017! :-)

    grafted - Yum! I am getting ready to make the corn bread now.

  • grafted Jan 1, 2017

    Yes, we had Hoppin' John, greens and cornbread today - yummy! Happy New Year, Faye, and all the other smart shoppers on the blog! =)

  • tabithaluvschris Jan 1, 2017

    Happy New Year's!

  • ascherer Jan 1, 2017

    Happy New Year all.

  • GJan1 Dec 31, 2016

    Happy New Year to all! May you all have a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year. Thanks Faye for all you do, and thanks to all our friends on this blog.

  • busels2 Dec 31, 2016

    Happy New Year to Faye for all you do, and to all the wonderful bloggers who have helped me so much this year.