Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our traditions in the making

Seems every culture or geographic region has it's own traditional foods for New Year's Day. In the South it is black eyed peas and collard greens. Sometimes even Hopppin' John. In the North some folks eat pork roast and sauerkraut. While others prefer corn beef and cabbage. The traditional Hungarian New Year's Eve meal is a roast suckling pig. Ummm . . . yeah.






This year we decided to start our own tradition. Boo and Licious requested salad. Licious wanted red cabbage and carrots in it. Boo wanted croutons and honey mustard dressing.






Razor and I suggested homemade minestrone soup in a bread bowl. Wide-eyed and unbelieving of the whole soup-in-a-bread-bowl bit, Boo and Licious enthusiastically agreed.





Little hands washed, peeled and chopped for what seemed like hours. And though I could have gotten it prepared in less than half the time, I was thrilled to have the help . . . for we've decided this is our New Year's Eve family tradition.




And, I will look forward to it for many, many years to come.

Happy New Year.

-dana

21 comments:

Sabra said...

That meal looks delicious. Family traditions are the best. Especially when they are your very own originals.

Mom said...

Ahhhh . sounds delicious. XXOO

Denissa said...

Looks yummy! Happy New Year! love the new look of your blog :)

Egghead said...

Looks really good Dana. Happy New Year.

Amy said...

yummy tradition!
Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

happy New Year.. yes the corn beef and cabbage are about done here. The ham n the oven an beans done soon. Aww the Good Old South =)

PunkiePie said...

Excellent tradition. Sounds tasty! LOVE the banner picture! I'm on a quest to get an old truck for myself. My husband says "ours" but it's to be mine all mine!

Jen :)

Vanessa said...

Well that looks lovely.
I love traditions old and new !

Vanessa (Happy New Year to you and yours too !)

Tina said...

What a great idea. It looks delicious! I love traditions like these.

Tipper said...

A wonderful tradition all your own! Glad your Christmas was Merry and the Surprise was for real!

Leslie said...

Yum. Sounds scrumptious. Do you make your own bread bowls?

Fuji Mama said...

How fun! What a wonderful tradition! I think our New Year's Day family tradition is never being in our own home--we always seem to be visiting family enjoying their particular traditions!

Em said...

Yum Dana! It looks like you've had a great new years celebration!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Sounds great! Looks delish :) I love making new traditions!

Lisa said...

We started a new tradition here as well- New Years Day b'fast of Chocolate waffles topped with ice cream while still hot. Then whipped cream, coconut, and chocolate syrup. Mmmm.

Lene said...

That looks like a very yummy tradition.

Hearts At Home said...

Looks delicious! What a wonderful tradition -- and to have all that help! Happy New Year Dana!
~trish
xoxoxoxo

tara said...

My husband's family always had Chinese take out on Christmas Eve. This year I made cabbage rolls. Christmas Day we had ham and yesterday the ham hock and beans I was slowly cooking ran out of water and scorched. Bad. My house still smells. That tradition I can do withouth

Tine said...

YUM YUM!!! I think we'll try to find our tradition next year :) When the kiddos are a little older...
Hope you are having a good 2009 so far!!

Wesley Jeanne said...

What a nice, and yummy tradition, all the better because you did it together.

Jenileigh said...

I love it! It looks delicious!