On New Year's Eve we enjoyed filet mignon with Bearnaise sauce (yes, I'm cooking again) along with baked potatoes, broccoli, and salad. Also bubbly.
Last night we had the traditional New Year's Day good luck meal of pork, black-eyed peas, and greens -- along with rice and sweet potatoes. It's a meal from my childhood - though my grandmother didn't sprinkle Ras al Hanout seasoning on the sweet potatoes the way I did (and heartily recommend.)
Nor did she serve bubbly but we figured 2017 may need all the help it can get.
A special feature of the meal was that the greens were fresh from our garden -- planted back in September and lightly touched by frost -- I was amazed that they had come through the drought of October and November.
They were tender and delicious -- may 2017 be the same!