Pork and sauerkraut………Pennsylvania Dutch tradition

It might be good to run this good old tradition again about this time. Happy New Year to all my great readers!

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Pennsylvania Dutch tradition

Traditions are fun and also important…….remembering older ways of doing things is being lost in some ways. In this general area, we have a New Year’s day tradition that comes from our Pennsylvania Dutch influence.  We are supposed to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day.  The tradition says we will have money all next year if we do.

I’ve never argued with the tradition, since who wants to argue with having money….plus I like pork and kraut.  It is high in sodium, but I don’t eat it that often.  I’ve discovered that it tastes a little less salty (fooling myself, I know)  but also has a little different flavor and also absorbs the pork flavor better, if I cook it 4 or so hours in the crock pot.  Of course, it must be eaten over mashed potatoes  lol!

In the southern states, they have a different tradition.  They eat pork too, but…

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3 responses to “Pork and sauerkraut………Pennsylvania Dutch tradition

  1. I love sausage and sauerkraut! Of course, the sausage I eat is vegetarian or vegan depending on what’s available. I actually have some sausage in the fridge and sauerkraut in the pantry. I should make it for New Year’s day – I know I could use some extra money. 😀

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