Did you ever wonder why it’s traditional to make lots of noise on New Year’s Eve? According to lore, it’s not just the sound of celebrating—if it’s loud enough, it’ll also drive out evil spirits and bring you luck in the coming year. So grab a noise maker and make a racket!
What you choose to eat on New Year’s Eve can also be an indicator of luck in the coming year. According to custom, you should forego chicken (which scratches backwards) and beef (since cows stand still) for pork, because pigs root forward, and therefore, you’ll be moving forward in the days to come.
Here’s how to liven up pork chops or pork loin for your New Year’s Eve feast with a tropical marinade:
In a large bowl, mix ½ cup of orange juice, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 cloves of garlic, and 1 teaspoon of dried oregano. Marinate the pork for at least 30 minutes before cooking. Discard the marinade. Then fork up your good luck!
Happy New Year!