This month's Spa Party of the Month Theme is a "Sole-ful New Year", a New Year's Day brunch that kicks off the year the way it should be with friends, family and foot massages. For the scoop on pulling together the spa portion of the party visit the first post in the series.
In this post I'll be sharing some recipe tips that provide a new twist on traditional New Year's soul food favorites.
Black-eyed Pea Caviar
Warm Turnip Greens Dip
Mini Pecan Pies
In the South it is customary to eat black eyed peas ( which symbolize luck) and greens (which symbolize money) on New Year's Day.
Not in the mood for grit cakes? Try serving grits in martini glasses rimmed with cajun spice
Jalapeno Cheese Sauce
Chunky Pecan Pie Bars is very good, especially if you swap out some of the chocolate chunks for the Health Milk Chocolate Toffee.
Photo: Cookie Madness
I love the idea of Deborah Norville's Gratitude Cake linked above, but would go for a Sock-it-to-Me Cake or 7UP Cake instead of a plain boxed cake.
Well that wraps up the menu portion of this Spa Party Series. The next segment would usually give tips for decor, but since so many folks probably have their various holiday decorations up I'll skip that portion for this month. I will however, be rounding out the series with a Sole-ful Jazz playlist for your New Year's Spaliday Shindig. If you've got any suggestions of what songs should make the list feel free to leave them in the comment section.