Being of Irish descent, eating corned beef and cabbage on New Year’s Day has always been a tradition in our family for luck and prosperity in the New Year for as long as I can remember. Of course, St. Patrick’s Day is also a significant occasion for the Irish, who prepare another batch of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots in the same pot. I also enjoy watching the Notre Dame Fighting Irish play football, despite not being Catholic.
Corned beef and cabbage
The luck you should wish for in the upcoming year is associated with eating corned beef and cabbage on New Year’s Day. Because these animals do not forage in the mud for food like chickens do, beef or pork is the preferred meat. It is said that eating chicken on New Year’s Day will set your destiny for the year to be one of scrounging for survival, which sounds awful to us. Cabbage is light green, like paper money. Pick up yours (the corned beef, not the cash) at Kincaids Meat Market. Who couldn’t use more of that?
Kincaids Meat Market, 5605 N. Illinois St., (317) 255-5497, kincaidsmeatmarket.com .