Cabbage, Pork, and Blackeyed Peas are NYD tradition in my region/family. However, my sis had been visiting for 2 weeks and had been begging for me to make Paella, so I decided to do that (has a pork sausage) blackeyed peas (cooked with a hamhock), and sweet and sour cabbage (cooked with bacon). That morning I learned an additional guest was invited who does not eat pork.
So I made a small serving of the paella without the sausage (it was ok), a portion of the peas cooked in beef broth (was good) and switched the cabbage to something I made up on the spot. I had a couple of links of turkey italian sausage so browned it with some onion, added some diced apple, and shredded cabbage and a little chicken stock. It was seriously some of the best cabbage I've made. All the guests went back for seconds.
Then I realized it was really close to my recipe for cabbage soup, so became less impressed with my efforts.