Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #153: Lucky New Years Dinners

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August 4, 2022
Andi Gleeson

These week’s dinner menu is sure to bring you a good year with a list of Lucky New Years Dinners! Try Hoppin’ John, Pork with Sauerkraut, Asian Noodles with Shrimp, and lots more!

These week's dinner menu is sure to bring you a good year with a list of Lucky New Years Dinners! Try Hoppin' John, Pork with Sauerkraut, Asian Noodles with Shrimp, and lots more!

Hi! Did you have a good Christmas? We sure did, and I hope you don’t mind that I took a couple days off for the holiday. We enjoyed exchanging gifts and hanging out together on Friday, and then yesterday we drove up to the country for this week. We were welcomed with a few inches of snow on the ground, and it’s supposed to snow a little more tomorrow. I bought myself some wood splitting tools for Christmas, and look what I did yesterday:


Not too shabby for my first time splitting wood. #imtired #thisisvacation #firewood

A photo posted by Andi – Easy Recipe Blogger (@wearychef) on Dec 26, 2015 at 4:59pm PST

Splitting wood is fun, satisfying, and tiring! I’ll probably do more today. I also got a brush axe and am going to try to clear some branches to open up our view. I love being outside and and enjoying our land. Oh, and this morning I saw a coyote and two jack rabbits right in our back yard! (Fortunately for the rabbits, they weren’t here at the same time.) Right now I’m sitting in front of our wood stove writing to you, but in a little while I’ll go out and hike around in the snow. Tell me in the comments how you are enjoying the holiday!

Since New Year’s is less than a week away, I thought I would bring you some lucky New Years recipes to help celebrate 2016. In the south, we eat black eyed peas, greens, and cornbread to bring us good fortune. In Asian cultures, they eat long noodles to bring long life. A traditional Amish New Year’s dinner is pork and sauerkraut to bring luck and longevity. All those traditions are represented in today’s menu. Have a new one every day of the week, and just imagine how lucky 2016 will be for you!

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  1. NEW! Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John with Sausage (SO easy and tasty!)This classic black eyed pea recipe is made easy with your crockpot. You'll love Slow Cooker Hoppin John for a quick and easy Southern dinner.
  2. Spicy Rice Noodles with Shrimp and CabbageThis flavorful rice noodle recipe with shrimp and cabbage is a very easy, healthy dinner.
  3. NEW! Onion Burgers with Brown Gravy (I always feel lucky when I’m eating gravy.)These onion burger steaks smothered in an easy brown gravy are just the ticket for a simple, comforting dinner recipe!
  4. Chicken and Greens with BaconChicken and Greens Cooked with Wine and Bacon
  5. Slow Cooker Pork with Sauerkraut and ApplesSlow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples
  6. Southern Dinner with Catfish, Greens, and CornbreadPan Fried Catfish with Greens and Cornbread - A complete Southern meal! via wearychef.com
  7. Asian Noodle Soup with Shrimp (use chicken if you don’t want another shrimp recipe)Asian Noodle Soup with Shrimp - wearychef.com

Want a good luck appetizer? Try this Mississippi Caviar!

Black Eyed Pea Dip or Salsa - I'm adding some California flavor to Mississippi Caviar, a classic Southern appetizer!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


8 years ago

Hope had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the holidays so far with your family! You are a rockstar for splitting all of that wood! It looks so peaceful and serene there :) Another delicious round-up! Here’s to a new year full of lots of luck! Happy Happy New Year, Andi!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Happy New Year, Kelly! Thank you!

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