Happy New Year!

So, what’s everybody doing tonight? John and I actually have plans to celebrate! Well, I guess we usually celebrate, if you can call staying home and trying to stay awake till midnight celebrating. 😉

I just realized this is actually the first year since we’ve been married that we’re actually going out for NYE. (16 years, if anybody wants to know.) We have friends with an apartment in the Big City (Seattle!), and we’re joining them for the evening. Dinner out, then rooms at a hotel with a view of the Space Needle and the fireworks. I’m hoping we don’t embarrass ourselves and fall asleep before the champagne gets opened.

For those of you who are on the edges of your seats over the sauerkraut saga, we did survive. It was a little saltier than I’d like. I just rinsed it in a colander this time. Next time, I think I’ll actually soak it in a big kettle of fresh water for a bit. It was pretty good though. Here’s what it looked like.

Next time we’re going to try a pork roast with it. I know you can hardly wait.

While we’re on the topic of food, don’t forget to get your black eyed peas lined up for tomorrow. Here are mine, ready to go.

Here’s how I make them, for those of you who don’t already have your favorite recipe.

Next up, some exciting photos of holiday acquisitions! Have a happy and safe New Year!


Happy New Year! — 9 Comments

  1. Happy new year!

    (And, I’ve never had black-eyed peas in my life. I thought herring was the New Year’s dish of choice? Not that we ever have that, either, mind you!)

  2. We’re following our usual tradition of trying to stay awake until 10:30 p.m. Have a wonderful time celebrating – sounds like loads of fun. Happy New Year!

  3. We did what we’ve done for the last 6 years or so – went to the Dallas STARS game, came home and stayed up til midnight to toast in the new year. Well, I fell asleep and have to be woken up right before midnight…another tradition…

    Happy New Year!

  4. Thank you for yet another recipe! I wish I was closer, I would have volunteered to be a tester of the kraut….I am amazed!