What will be on your menu for an African American New Year’s Dinner?

I was told that the following were must haves on New Year’s Day:
Macaroni & Cheese
Collard Greens
Black Eyed Peas with Rice
Corn Bread
I am adding Pot Roast! LOL

Any other suggestions?

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6 Responses to “What will be on your menu for an African American New Year’s Dinner?”

  1. KandyKayne said:

    I would have Sweet Potatoes as an extra side dish & Red Velvet Cake as a desert. YUMMY! I wish I were coming over!

  2. almond_lace said:

    we are having ham, baked beans, potato salad, oxtails with pinto beans, seafood rice casserole (shrimp, lobster, and scallops), collard greens, black-eye peas & rice. BBQ pigfeet and chiterlings. For dessert either S’mores brownies or Oreo cookie pound cake. Drinks vodka, rum, and coquito (a spanish drink)

  3. Em said:

    Black eyed peas
    mustard greens with pig tails
    pork roast / pork ribs
    macaroni & cheese

  4. secretkessa said:

    I am not african american myself but I still have some recommendations for you (if you want):


    1 large cabbage
    1 white onion chopped finely
    1 medium sized potato, diced small
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric (for colour)
    pinch of salt
    pinch of pepper
    1 tablespoon sunflower oil
    70ml water

    Use a medium sized saucepan and put the tablespoon of oil in to heat up.
    Shred cabbage and place in saucepan with the 70ml of water.

    Add the salt, pepper, onion and potato.

    Make sure that the cabbage begins to soften first before adding the curry powder and turmeric, stir in and make sure all the cabbage is covered in curry powder.

    Once you see the cabbage start to cook, turn the heat down a bit and place lid on pot to steam the cabbage, stirring occasionally.

    Top water up as necessary to cook cabbage, potatoes and onion.


    1 lb. spinach
    1 lb. ground beef
    1 sm. pumpkin
    2 onions, sliced
    1 tbsp. fat
    2 tsp. salt
    1 tbsp. flour
    2 c. water

    Brown meat and onions in 1 tablespoon fat. Add 1/2 cup water. Peel pumpkin and cut into cubes. Steam pumpkin and mix with meat. Chop spinach, cook and mix with the remaining ingredients. Add salt and boil until mixture thickens. Serve with boiled potatoes.


    3 slices day old bread
    1 1/2 c. milk
    2 med. onions, chopped
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1/2 c. slivered almonds
    1/2 c. raisins
    1 tbsp. sugar
    1 tbsp. salt
    1 tsp. curry powder
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    1 tsp. vinegar
    1 tsp. lemon juice
    1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
    2 eggs

    Soak bread in milk. Squeeze milk from bread, reserving milk. Combine all ingredients, except milk and 1 egg. Press mixture into an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Add enough milk to reserve milk to make 3/4 cup. Beat together milk and remaining egg. Pour over meat mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown and firm to the touch. 6 servings.

  5. Traci said:

    Black eyed peas,collard greens,pig feet&potato salad

  6. Devon The Misses said:

    Someone has given you misinformation.

    There is no standard African-American dish(es) for New Year’s Day or any holiday. If you are considering having dishes considered traditional “Soul Food” that’s one thing but they are not associated with any particular holiday.


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