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How to Make New Year's Day Brunch

Watch more New Year's Day Good Luck Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make a New Year's Day brunch that will start the year off right. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Create a centerpiece Fill vases with flowers believed to bring good luck -- magnolias, irises, peonies, lotuses, chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms. Step 2: Offer pomegranate cocktails Start with a cocktail that contains pomegranate juice. Pomegranates are part of many New Year's Day menus in Mediterranean countries because they represent abundance. Step 3: Serve lucky foods Include at least one of these foods at your New Year's Day brunch: Cabbage, which represent money; lentils, which symbolize coins; pork, because pigs represent progress and a rich life; and long noodles, which signify a long life. Tip Avoid serving lobster and chicken; they represent setbacks and regrets. Step 4: Serve a Bundt cake Serve a Bundt cake -- or any ring-shaped sweet -- for dessert; it ensures closure for the old year. Some cultures hide a small trinket or coin in the cake they serve at New Year's Day brunch; the person who finds it is destined for an especially fortunate year. Step 5: Don't clean your plate Leave a morsel or two on your plate; it guarantees that your pantry will always be stocked in the coming year. Did You Know? If the first person to cross your threshold in the New Year is a tall, dark, handsome man, you're going to have a good year, according to the Scottish superstition known as the "first footer."
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