By Amanda Hill
There are a lot of foods out there that are supposed to bring you good luck in the New Year—black-eyed peas, collard greens, pork and even grapes. The problem is, I don’t really like black-eyed peas or collard greens. They’re just not my thing.
So what’s a Texan to do? Aren’t there any foods to bring me good luck in 2013?
The Texas Farm Bureau staff helped me put together a list of foods that have been bringing Texans good luck for years. These will either yield fortune and prosperity in the New Year—or leave you with a stomach ache. I’ll take the risk.
Here’s our 2013 Menu for a Prosperous Texas New Year:
Start your first meal of the year off right with a big glass of Dr Pepper, Big Red or sweet tea.
Then choose your appetizer. Pick from a basket of chips and a big ol’ bowl of salsa, white wings or a plate of jalapeno poppers.
Now it’s time for the main course. You can’t go wrong with tender smoked brisket, a plate of chicken fried steak or authentic Tex Mex enchiladas.
And, if you’re Texan enough, you’ll save room for a slice of pecan pie or a big scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream for dessert. Heck, if you’re really a Texan, you might have room for both.
Ok, so eating a meal like that probably would make my stomach hurt. But it’s a holiday—one big meal of delicious Texas fare won’t do much harm.
So long as the New Year’s resolutions don’t start until Jan. 2, right?
Happy New Year, everyone!