Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The New Year Menu

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope your New Year was a joyful one! I was inspired by my blogger buddies to cook the traditional New Year meal and boy am I glad I did. It is such good comfort food. My house smelled so good while it was cooking and it brought back so many memories, isn't it funny how the smells of foods and other things can trigger warm memories of those we love.I cooked the blacked eyed peas and ham hock in the crock pot.They starved me to death cooking last night. I put the collards on this morning and made the corn bread later in the day.Katie and I fixed a lamb. We stuffed it with garlic and seasoned it really good. My husband was in the merchant marines so he was lucky and got to see many parts of the world and the States. He ate a lot of different foods and has Introduced us to some foods we don't normally eat. He likes lamb and now my daughters love it but I only like it a little bit! I thought I would share some photos of my dinner. We have to hit the books in a couple of days but all good things must end! The girls got a sewing machine for Christmas so they are working on aprons and doing very well for beginners. I admire all my talented sewing friends. I need you for neighbors :) God is so Good. Love to all..

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Gena said...

Oh, I'm so glad you cooked! We ate until we popped. We are eating leftovers today.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

It all looks and sounds so very good! And I've seen quite a few bloggers having the same sort of wonderful feast!
We had a different New Years meal up here in the North Country--my daughters and I made two beef and Venison meatloafs with mushroom gravy, garlic smashed potatoes, and a big salad. For desert we made cheese cake, key lime pie, chocolate cream pie and chocolate chip cookies. We shared an evening of fun, food and games with our church family, grown-up kids and grandkids as we welcomed in the New Year!
A Very Happy and blessed New Year to you! Claudia O.

Karen said...

Hey Lisa, I'm just getting back to reading and catching up this week. We're starting school back on Monday, as well. I can't wait to get back to a "normal" routine. (If that's what normal is! (o:) I love the pictures of your meal. Looks soooo delicious! I know what you mean about putting something in the crock pot. I usually cook a ham in there all night, but it keeps waking us up smelling so good. I don't do that often.
I looked back at the pictures of your beautiful home too. You are very talented, and the Christmas decor is just gorgeous.
I would love to see some pictures of the projects your girls are working on sometime. I'm glad they're learning to sew. It seems to be a lost art these days. I tried to teach Alaina last summer, but she wasn't too interested yet. Maybe this year.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and a blessed New Year ahead. Thank you for your continued prayers. It's been one month today, and it's still hard to believe he's gone.
Good luck and prayers for a great homeschool restart!
Blessings and hugs,
oops, sorry for the mini book I just wrote. :0D

Jean said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment! Sounds like you spent a lot of time cooking. Seems all I've been eating is junk so a real meal sounds great!


your new years dinner looked great. it is very interesting about the lamb. anyway, happy new year!! love, dana