hoppin' John

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hop·pin' John

 (hŏp′ĭn) also hopping John
n. Chiefly Southern US
A stew of cowpeas and rice flavored with pork, ham, or bacon, said to bring good luck if eaten on New Year's Day.

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Two hundred favorite recipes passed from mother to daughter through generations: Catfish Stew and Rice, Hoppin John Peas & Plenty and Mary McLeod Bethune's Sweet Potato Pie.