Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years Traditions Alive and Well

 
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TOAST TO YOU ALL!
 
 Happy New Year's Day!!!!! Did I really just shout that? Ohhhhh* the noise and how can one see with all that light?  Well, as you can see the traditions here at the Casa are still intact, and last night was another memorable dinner party, with all my guest dressing up. The Mistress hit a wall around 3:30 I hear, was undressed ,and slipped off to slumber land. But fear not, I was up and got my New Years dinner prepared and placed in the oven.......

 
Many of us in the Pennsylvania will be sitting down to traditional pork and sauerkraut. According to Pennsylvania German folklore, the pig roots forward, so if your first meal includes pork, you’ll move ahead all year. The swelling of the sauerkraut symbolizes bounty. The Pennsylvania Dutch tradition is to serve pork and sauerkraut as the first meal of the New Year to bring good luck for the year. My grandmother always cooked it every year and she would usually have the meal accompanied by some yummy mashed potatoes, greens, and sometimes a little apple sauce to sweet the meal, and start with a champagne toast. This is definitely one of my all time favorite foods combinations and I make sure that I have this meal every January 1st. now on to the Mummer's Parade!

 Enjoy your day and have a wonderful New Year!

25 comments:

  1. Black-eyed peas and corn bread :-) Stay warm and cozy.

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    1. I just hope one of the dogs doesn't get a black eye next!

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  2. I made this, after reading your post last year, today for my wife, halving the recipe and still had half for another meal. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! This will be our new New Year's tradition. :-) Thank you.

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  3. Again I enjoyed your post for that tempting recipe and your usual dash of New Years humor! And how handsome.....

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  4. Wishing you a wonderfully uplifting and happily curious New Year! Love that you keep traditions alive. Now are you sure I have no chance with that handsome guy above?

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  5. I hear my grandmother and mother too, saying identical comments regarding New Year superstitions. I think they were cut out of the same rug. A traditional side dish for this meal in our home was stewed tomatoes, thickened somewhat. They continue to grace our table when pork and sauerkraut is the meal of the evening. I ate it, but never cared for it, but loved the smell!

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  6. I had no idea about the pork in the first meal of the year bit. Good thing I had sausage biscuits first thing in the morning today.

    Happy New Year!

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  7. Traditions traditions traditions....Black eyed peas for luck, cornbread for bountifulness, roast pork for prosperity all year...sounds familiar to me too :). The hubby and I still do the black eyed peas and cornbread at least!
    Happy new year cuteypie and I hope you and your friends have a wonderful dinner!

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    1. Your menu sounds quite good too. Never thought of cornbread! I hop your behaving Craigery!

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  8. We always had pork & sauerkraut on New Years Day when I was a kid. My family still does it...but I always hated the stuff. This year I decided that while I detest the food, I like the tradition -- so I changed it to barbeque & cole slaw. Still pork & cabbage, right?!

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  9. Happy New Year! I'm available as a footmen to help you undress if need be! Today at the parade I had a hot dog with krat, does that count?

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  10. I made some and it was gooood! mM mom, her mom and probably her mom before her made it. Happy new Year!

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  11. Loving your ensemble, how sexy and handsome! You house must smell wonderful, cough, I really mean it!

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  12. Happy New year may the year bring you all that is wonderful

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  13. Happy New Year. May 2013 be sweetened with laughter and love and more men! Looking good cutie!

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  14. I truly adore your blog and you have been such an inspiration!! Thank you so much! Happy New Year!

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    1. That is a truly flattering thing to say Tim! I'm so glad you find some laughts and naughties here,lol! Feel free to drop a line.

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  15. oh how i do love your take on things! the way you look above is quite refreshing. great food, indeed. happy new year, darlin dear.

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  16. Wishing you all the best!
    ~Cheers everyone!!******

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  17. Finery, debauchery, and porked on New Year's... Indeed, you're off to a terrific start! All The Best!!! ;{>

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  18. I had cold ham off the bone and salad so i guess that's sort of the same thing but not really... But i guess it constitutes tradition here at the Palais Darling
    Happy New Year you gorgeous thing you... XXX

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  19. I just KNEW you had a big slab of meat!

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  20. Happy New Year Doll!! I wish you the best life has to offer and COCKtail to go with it. Love you

    Kisses
    CoreyJo

    p.s. MJ is right, that's one big slab of meat you got there ;P

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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