This is our last Friday Foodie Fix for 2009 and our first for 2010. I’m putting this up on Thursday to give you time to add in your favorite New Year’s Day Celebration Foods and any good hangover cures you might have.
New Year’s Day meals can be so set in stone that there is no changing them. Are there traditional foods or meals you or your family have every year? Do you know where they started or what they mean? Do any of them include pork, cabbage or dimes?
My favorite New Year’s Day tradition has nothing to do with food. I grew up outside of Philadelphia and every year I couldn’t wait to see the Mummers Parade. If you have never had that experience, I highly recommend it. It’s like nothing you have ever seen or experienced before. The costumes are amazing and the string bands are great.
There are different categories like Fancy Brigades, String Bands, Comics and awards for the best in each category. There are around 15,o00 people marching in this parade in Philadelphia. Mummers tradition dates back to 400BC and there is so much more to tell you. Visit Mummer.com for more info so I can get on with the food. I really miss seeing the Mummers Parade.
Back to the food! I can’t wait to read what your favorite New Year’s Day foods are and the stories behind them. If you have posted a recipe on your blog please use Mr. Linky to share that. Please leave your stories in the comments section. For those of you with great hangover cures, you can leave those in the comments section too.
Happy New Year everyone! I can’t wait to spend 2010 with you and continue to share Good Food No Matter What!™
Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ……………….Cauliflower!
Happy New Year Diane! I'm starting the new year off by taking a break from all the holiday pies and cookies, and eating a little healthier!
Iris- Love your culinary resolution. We all could eat a little healthier. I'm not sure there is such a thing as too healthy, is there?
New Year's Day has traditionally been a meal of ham, mashed potatoes, peas, black-eyed peas, and the usual round of desserts in our family. This double-chocolate Clementine cake is a transistional dessert, so to speak. Gluten free, grain free, and dairy free, it is also healthier because of the almond flour used and the Clementines. It's not 100% healthy, but it's a start. 😉
I'm happy to report that there was no need for hangover food this year or even in the past week in Key West. There was the possibility when Son ordered that bottle of champagne with our last dinner. Thankfully, I enjoyed without overindulging. 😉
Happy New Year to you, Diane, and to everyone else as well!
Shirley- So glad to hear no remedies were needed. It sounds like Key West was great. I love your new year meal, well until you go to the black-eyed peas. I’ve not taking a liking to those yet. Maybe some day. I certainly ate new things last year. Happy New Year!
I drew a blank on the new year's dish, but am really excited for cauliflower week!
Alisa- Can’t wait to see what you have in store for cauliflower. It’s a new vegetable I added last year and I’m looking for lots of ways to eat it.