Friday, January 1, 2010
New Year's Traditions
(sorry for the reused photo)

Happy New Year! This is going to be a good one...I am going to make it happen!

Do you do the traditional New Year's meal? Ok, so that was kind of a silly question because I have come to realize that the meal is really not so traditional. I grew up with the southern tradition of ham, black eyed peas and collards. We did this every year with the hope of progress, money and luck! My meal has changed slightly since I am not a fan of collards, oh and I don't eat ham. I do black eyed peas and steamed cabbage (toot toot). So, apparently, I just go for the money and luck! The illustrator did not grow up with this tradition, but since he likes all of these foods, it has evolved into our tradition. Luckily, the boys have discovered their love of black eyed peas (and money and luck) so the meal is a permanent tradition here now!

After discovering my love of the pressure cooker..I can have beans all the time. Since I don't eat meat and soy is a major no no...beans are a staple in my diet! I have discovered too, the more you eat (not the more you toot), your stomach gets used to them. Everyone always asks me that. I eat them all the time. Trust me, beans are the least of my stomach issues!

So, check out this easy way to make your beans today! I will share more from that meal later!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 10:35 AM  
  • At January 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM, Blogger laura said…

    Happy New Years to you all! Growing up my family had a traditional New Years dinner of cabbage for folding money, black eyed peas for luck and cornbeef because it went well with cabbage and black eyed peas! We haven't settled on a New Years dinner since I went veg - tonight it will be Papa John's cheeseless veggie pizza delivered because I worked my butt off around the house today! Too tired to cook - but I have a super clean house to start the new year! :)

    Looking forward to another year of reading your blog!

  • At January 1, 2010 at 9:43 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    I still love this meal. I am thankful the pressure cooker didn't explode all over my kitchen, too. Whitney and I did the collard greens, and they weren't as bad as I remembered them when we were growing up.

  • At January 1, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    Laura - Happy New Year to you two! I think the glaze I put on the ham would be good on some tofu! Gosh I miss that stuff! I needed to clean my house, but I never got to it. Enjoy your pizza!

    Tara - I need to try the collard greens again too. I am afraid due to memories of my childhood! I am so thankful that your kitchen did not get wrecked by the pressure cooker...I so love mine!

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