Daily Archives: January 1, 2012

Good Food Is A Good Way To Start The New Year

Nothing says “Celebration” better than great food.  Nothing says “Holiday” better than a traditional meal.  So naturally, I had some photographic fun with our New Year’s Day lunch.

Every New Year’s Day, the traditional meal in my family consists of black-eye peas cooked in ham juice with chunks of ham (The peas represent money in the form of loose change),

boiled cabbage cooked in a little ham juice and liberally sprinkled with little pepper flakes (The cabbage represents money in the form of paper dollars),

and cornbread (the non-sweet kind over which we spoon the peas and ham).

Homemade pickled beets were a side dish accompanying this year’s meal

and I fixed French vanilla cupcakes with milk chocolate frosting.

Nothing beats a boxed cake mix (I’m serious!).  There are even a series of cook books out there (I have most of them) by The Cake Mix Doctor that uses the basic boxed cake mixes and embellishes upon them.  Cakes from a box mix always come out moist and tender (IMO).

Everything else is icing on the cake (pun intended).

Happy New Year, Everybody!!

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