A Promising New Year’s Spread

WISHFUL MOMENTS

Pass around a jar of guests’ handwritten resolutions and delight in the sentiments while savoring a spread inspired by classic Southern New Year’s fare. Whether you consider them a good luck charm or simply tradition, black-eyed peas are the star of a robust soup peppered with okra.

Baked Greens Gratin (upper left), Corn Muffin Ham Sliders (lower right), Winter Citrus Salad (lower right), Good Luck Black-Eyed Pea Soup (upper right)

Slices of smoked ham baked into cheesy corn muffins make for delectable morsels to dip in the steamy concoction. Chock-full of kale and turnip greens, a creamy gratin finished with a layer of golden-brown brioche complements the menu, while a honey-sweetened fruit salad is a refreshing accompaniment.