Pork & Sauerkraut. Good Luck  in the  New Year.

“Why do people eat pork and sauerkraut on new years, for good luck?”


Pigs root in a forward motion, never looking back. And, having a pig come winter meant you were well off.


Cabbage was once slang for cash. Also, cabbage is a fall crop that is canned or pickled for the winter. It's ready to eat just about time for the new year.

The Recipe

Ingredients sauerkraut pork shoulder or butt kielbasa brown sugar caraway seeds

Not Just for New Years

Our family has been enjoying this PA Dutch New Years' tradition forever but truth be told we like it so much that we eat it throughout the year.

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