There is a custom among the Pennsylvania Dutch that one should eat “Schweinefleisch und Sauerkraut” on New Year’s Day.
“A traditional Pennsylvania Dutch pork and sauerkraut dinner that you can prepare at home – a restaurant quality meal conceived by Jon Lindsay – executive chef at Jerome Bettis’ Grill 36 in Pittsburgh using Snowfloss sauerkraut. (Actually, we make our own!) Eating sauerkraut on New Year’s is an old Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. It’s said to bring good luck. The traditional meal consists of pork and sauerkraut served together, with the sauerkraut representing luck and the pig representing rooting into the New Year.”
Here is the link to a very traditional Pennsylvania Dutch New Year’s Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner. Hope you enjoy this. Cheers!