Nothing says “Celebration” better than great food. Nothing says “Holiday” better than a traditional meal. So naturally, I had some photographic fun with our New Year’s Day lunch.
Every New Year’s Day, the traditional meal in my family consists of black-eye peas cooked in ham juice with chunks of ham (The peas represent money in the form of loose change),
boiled cabbage cooked in a little ham juice and liberally sprinkled with little pepper flakes (The cabbage represents money in the form of paper dollars),
and cornbread (the non-sweet kind over which we spoon the peas and ham).
Homemade pickled beets were a side dish accompanying this year’s meal
and I fixed French vanilla cupcakes with milk chocolate frosting.
Nothing beats a boxed cake mix (I’m serious!). There are even a series of cook books out there (I have most of them) by The Cake Mix Doctor that uses the basic boxed cake mixes and embellishes upon them. Cakes from a box mix always come out moist and tender (IMO).
Everything else is icing on the cake (pun intended).
Happy New Year, Everybody!!