Black Eyed Peas, for good luck.
Cabbage, for Money.
Corn Bread, because the Belle makes a kick ass corn bread and I LIKES IT.
If you are doing the "Soul Food" or "Southern" version of this, collard greens are an appropriate substitution for cabbage.
Given that Belle comes mostly from Irish dirt farmers and I have a bit of the Irish in me as well, we opted for cabbage.....with bacon...and bacon grease.
mmmmmm b a c o n.
*A friendly note to the radical islamist cells nearby: there is so much pork in my blood, should you get any on you, you will not be getting your 72 virgins.