Pork & Sauerkraut.
“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.
pork shoulder or butt
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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