HOUSTON – Each year, some Houston-area shoppers head to grocery stores to pick up some New Year’s Eve staples, hoping to bring luck and good fortune in the year to come.
Lupita Reyes bagged two heads of cabbage and placed them into her shopping cart. While she prefers asparagus, on New Year’s Day the leafy green will be front-and-center on her menu.
“It’s a New Years’ tradition,” Reyes said, as she grabbed a bag of grapes, too.
“Yeah, just 12. One for each month,” Reyes explained.
From grapes to greens, pork and cornbread, New Year’s Day is chock full of foods thought to bring good fortune in the coming year.