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~Lenore    Posted 01-01-2004 at 08:47:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am working on my traditional new year meal.
Got the blackeyed peas cooked, roast is almost done (beef), cabbage is steaming, rice is cooked (a girl from La. has to have rice no matter what)and Texas cornbread is in the oven.

Having a cup of coffee and sitting down for a minute or two. Traditions are so comforting. It is a way of remembering life goes on and even if changes came and went we are still here and we make our own choices.

Redneck    Posted 01-02-2004 at 04:44:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had white rice, collard greens, black eyed peas, fresh smoked ham, a good thin greasy cake of real southern cornbread, and a big peach pie. Tradition or not, man it was good!

Willy-N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 08:56:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
After my Mother passed on most of our Traditions seemed to go with her. I guess I will have to start some new ones for the future of my family. Can't let the old ways just die off. Mark H.

Patria    Posted 01-01-2004 at 12:04:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hear you Willy, and I've been trying to keep the family together, you know, like in the old days. But my mom's death, and my father's remarrying seems to have been too much for some. And, the fact that I'm living in my mom and dad's house is not helping either.

Anyway, Lenore, I'm cooking white rice also, it's our main everyday sidedish. On the stove is also simmering Pigeon Peas/Pork fricassť to go with the rice, elbows pasta salad, similar to the potato salad recipe, chocolate cake, coconut custard. My aunt brought me a bowl of liver fricassť, so I think we're all set for our new years diner.

While I'm typing this my brother called to tell me he's coming over with the family; I'm expecting also my daughter with her husband and kids.

See you all later.

toolman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 12:36:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
both my wifes and my parents are gone now this is our first christmas and new years without them,some of collies family came to visit called had us up for supper and over for another party, was really nice of them but it still wasn,t the same, mother in law cooked christmas dinner for me for over 20 years , seems like we,re kids having now to start learning to creat our own traditions. cherish them while you can.gonna have a big ole roast beef here tonight for supper,and tha M/C scare ain,t going to bother me one bit .enjoy folks.

Cindi    Posted 01-01-2004 at 09:59:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
No blackeyed peas here today as Fred is the only one who eats them and he's gone. Ick. I'll risk the bad luck.

Ken    Posted 01-01-2004 at 12:58:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm 72 years old and have never gone without blackeyed peas, collards, and hog jowl, on New Years day. I live in South Carolina and the tradition is very strong here. In fact I just returned from the cafeteria where those foods are served to people waiting in line every New Years day. Being in a resort, area we have many native northerners here and almost all of them observe this tradition.
Good luck to all...but you MUST eat those lucky foods!

Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 15:19:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
What is hog jowl? Pig Jaw? I've heard the term but, I'm just a redneck yankee and a curious one to boot. Thanks and have a happy new year.

Ken    Posted 01-01-2004 at 16:48:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey...hog jowl is really bacon but has more fat. You know those southerners like the FAT stuff!
The name is not too appetizing but the taste is great.
Thanks for the come back, and I hope you and yours have a wonderful New Year!

Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:29:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Ken, I like bacon best of all on pork. Sounds like that would be worth the try.

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