Happy New Year 2010 !!!
Out with the old, in with the new, right?
It’s a new year and a new cover tune from RTX is now available from Outlaw Recordings. I’ve mentioned this before and am happy to say that they came out great. Get one if you want it quick cuz they’re only 200 made and they’re going fast.
While I’m at it… RTX bandanas with the killer Skullux / Andreas Jenne print are still available and still the shit for 2010. Get it at Drag City.
My favorite part of New Year’s is Hoppin’ John, which I superstitiously prepare every New Year’s Eve. Here’s a picture of this year’s plate that I ate after midnight. I used frozen hash browns instead of rice and my secret ingredient is ketchup.
Hoppin’ John New Year’s Tradition
Looking for good luck in 2010? A Southern New Year’s Day food tradition, eating Hoppin’ John Black Eyed Peas will not only bring good luck, you might also get rich if it’s eaten with collard greens. Hoppin’ John is a deliciously spicy bean dish made of black-eyed peas simmered with bacon, sausages or ham hocks, onions, spices and rice.
New Year’s Day Food Traditions for Good Luck
According to urban legend, it is said for the best good luck of the year, one must eat a bowl of Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day. Many devoted Hoppin’ John purists go one step further, and at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, they’ll toast each other with a glass of Champagne in one hand and a bowl of Hoppin’ John Black Eyed Peas in the other.
Black Eyed Peas for Riches & Properity
Following the good luck theory, if Hoppin’ John Black Eyed Peas are served with collard greens, you might even get lucky AND rich! If that’s not enough good luck wishful thinking, eating “leftover Hoppin’ John becomes “Skippin’ Jenny,” the day after New Year’s Day, and eating it demonstrates powerful frugality, bringing one even better chances of prosperity,” reports the Austin Chronicle.