In With the New

We bid farewell to 2008 with fondue and fizzy and a low-key evening at home. We welcomed 2009 with a breakfast of black-eyed peas, collards and bacon topped with sunny-side eggs, strong coffee, and a round of Ramos Gin Fizzes.

start it out right

Dinner tonight will be our traditional choucroute garni, prepared by my lovely husband. With bellies full of rich food, we’ll reflect on our last year, and look forward to what lies ahead.

Many thanks to all of you for spending 2008 with us here, for your support and encouragement during the difficult times we faced, and for celebrating the good times right along with us. May 2009 bring you health and much happiness.

7 thoughts on “In With the New

  1. “Hoppin’ John” made with black-eyed peas is a traditional New Year’s meal here in Virginia, too. I volunteered all evening at my town’s First Night celebration (eating one slice of veggie pizza and having a cup of Thai-spiced butternut squash soup from the foods provided for volunteers and performers) so am looking forward to cooking something today. Best wishes to you, Mike, and the darling kitties for a new year of health, happiness, peace, and prosperity!

  2. Happy New Year to you both. May the new year bring you health, happiness, peace and lots of yummy food! Thank you for doing this site, it is one of my internet pleasures, and also teaching me the gloriousness of eating local and fresh.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Argh, I was finally going to do the greens and black eyed peas on New Years Day this year and then I got sick. The greens are in the fridge and the peas on the counter (shamefully!). Happy New Years to you!

  4. Even with an epic hang over, I managed to make the good luck meal.
    Fried pork chops, collards, and black eyed peas with rice. So yummy. Next year, I vow to not be hung over and just make a black eyed pea, scrambled egg, spinach, and bacon breakfast taco.

    Happy New Year!

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