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
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New Year’s tradition
hoppin’ john
traced to civil war
 
to honor the dead
rice cakes left at the temple
little mouse obliged
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