Friday, January 1, 2010


Tradition has it that eating greens, black-eyed peas and corn muffins on New Year's Day will set the tone for a healthy and wealthy new year. My grandmother always had black-eyed peas and hog jowl, but I don't recall the greens part.

When I saw the greens recipe in my new Everyday Food, I knew it would be perfect for NYD since it included everything but the corn muffins.  If you're interested, it's wonderful!  I swapped turnip greens for collards though, not being a collards fan.

The dogs and I have had an extra long walk to celebrate new year's day. We met a nice new person on our walk and they got lots of love.  They are now curled up, snoozing while I type. I've had my traditional new year's meal, and it was so good. And as I think about it, the tradition connects me to those who are no longer here, but don't feel so far away since I think of them as I continue the tradition. 

The wind is whipping around, as if it's blowing away the last of the 2009 cobwebs. It's sunny with a bright blue sky, but cold.  I have a date with a good book, and possibly a good movie later on. And one of my new online classes has started, so I can work on that in case I need a change from reading on the sofa.

I wish you a happy, prosperous and healthy new year. 


  1. First of looks quite delicious...but I loved the "feast" of words you left as well. I agree completely with what you said...beautifully stated. Happy New Year! :)

  2. The pic looks as delicious as the meal was - so glad you shared!

  3. The same to you!
    ( and the puppies!)



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