Even transplanted Southerners make sure they work the magic available on New Year’s Day. The Magnificent JPB conjured up pots of collard greens (to bring money in the coming year), black-eyed peas (to bring luck in the year ahead), and mashed potatoes (’cause you just gotta have them to round out the meal), along with cornbread (not shown; included because all true Southern meals have a side of quickbread).
BTW, I haven’t written enough here about my talented BIL, JPB. Among other impressive undertakings, he composes a weekly comic strip you ought to check out. He calls it Grumbles, and it’s outstanding.