After dinner last night, despite being quite stuffed we forced lentils and cotechino down as tradition says that they bring good luck with the lentils representing money. Fingers crossed. We had a second helping for lunch today too, just in case the first serving wasn't sufficient.
Cotechino is a kind of sausage. People normally used the pre-packed kind and just boil it in water – as we did. Here is a picture to give you an idea of what cotechino looks like.