Carpe Diem #643 mirror rice cakes 

New years food for us growing up was always pork and sauerkraut.  This year we were at friends and had hoppin johns a dish made with blackeyed peas and served over rice which was their traditional food.

every new year
sauerkraut and pork
for good luck
New Year’s tradition
hoppin’ john
traced to civil war
to honor the dead
rice cakes left at the temple
little mouse obliged