New Year’s Day Meal

We always get super excited about planning our New Year’s Day meal! We always make sure to eat plenty of black eyed peas and cabbage. This year we are making my great grandmother’s Dago Cabbage recipe, and eating the last of the dried peas and some of the tomato sauce we canned this summer.


The recipe is quite simple, but guarantees a hearty meal to start your New Year off right!

1lb spicy ground sausage

14oz. tomato sauce

8oz tomato juice

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 bell pepper, chopped

1 head green cabbage, coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. dried oregano

Salt and Pepper to taste

Put cabbage on to boil while browning sausage. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, to browned sausage and cook till veggies are soft. Drain cooked cabbage and return to pot. Add sausage and veggies to cabbage mixture with tomato juice and tomato sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.

That’s it! Piece of cake! We like to serve ours on top of freshly baked corn bread with a side of black eyed peas!

What are your New Year’s meal traditions?



4 thoughts on “New Year’s Day Meal

  1. It sounds lovely… I wonder how that would fair with a grain like frekkeh or a legume like lentils to replace the sausage??? I will have to try that for sure. 🙂

    My family is making the traditional turkey dinner. But we are making our own vegetarian version with homemade seitan, mushroom gravy and a lentil and nut stuffing. Last year, we actually made our very first stuffed seitan loaf. It was good but SO MUCH work. We decided deconstructed would be easier this year.

    Have a wonderful New Year dear Nicole. xox

    • I think a grain would be delicious! If you try it, let me know! I am primarily vegetarian myself, but I’m breaking the rules for my family’s tradition! Your meal sounds incredible! Sure hope you’re going to blog it! 😉

      • I will, I’ll share the links to all the recipes (all are not my own, but all have been doctored a bit) so keep posted.

        I’ve been a strict vegetarian (90% vegan) for 20 years now, I don’t thin my stomach would enjoy me breaking the rules. LOL!

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