Ring in the New Year with a Heaping Bowl of Hoppin’ John

December 26th, 2016


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Looking to start New Year’s with an extra helping of ‘good luck?’ Then leave the champagne on ice and simmer up a family-size pot of our meatless version of Hoppin’ John. According to Southern folklore, each of the key ingredients in this hearty, savory dish relates to a symbol of prosperity. The black-eyed peas represent coins. The collard greens are paper money. And the traditional cornbread on the side stands for gold. And it gets even more interesting. As it turns out, a bowl of leftover Hoppin’ John is called Skippin’ Jenny, which is supposed to bring even more hope, luck and prosperity. So best of luck and Happy New Year from all of us at Meatless Monday.

Try our Vegetarian Hoppin’ John recipe!