Happy New Year to everyone!
This little statue was bought years ago at a thrift store.
He was handmade by someone who left his legs bare. In the front, he is fine. But his backside, well, my children all giggle about it. So I just keep his back turned where it doesn't show.
A southern tradition we follow is eating black eyed peas and cabbage on January 1. I'll cook the peas with a little diced onion and ham and we will eat them on top of a bed of rice.
The cabbage gets sautéed in a little butter with some onion just until tender, then seasoned with salt and pepper and a tiny sprinkle of sugar. Sugar on vegetables is Southern too but not something I do except for this cabbage dish.
Apparently I am a rusty pie baker as I didn't cut the vent holes nearly big enough.
Yes, there is a big mess in the bottom of the oven where the pie bubbled over.
Thankfully we have a self cleaning oven and I will run than cycle later.
I used canned tart cherries - the label says they are healthy (healthy before they get cooked in sugar and a crust anyway) and
I used the recipe on the back of the can.
Happy 2015 everyone!
Do you have New Years traditions?