Saturday, January 1, 2011

Traditional Southern New Year Meal

Happy New Year!

 My first blog post was this meal--The first meal of the year 2009. I called the year, The Year of Hope. My camera was new and my blog was brand new.  I have learned a lot since then about how to better use my camera and so, so, much about blogging.

I declared the year 2010 The Year of Faith. For 2011, I hope and wish for The Year of Peace.  The current political rancor, fiscal atrocities, and general vitriol towards one another, is very disturbing to me. I really hope for more compassion, understanding, patience, and general kindness toward each other, especially those who are different from us.

But enough about that. This is a blog about food.  And we are having the same meal we always have on New Year's Day. 

We are also having, of course, Blackeye peas, which I will post more about tomorrow. 


  1. I agree, as a country we need to settle down and act responsibly. That does not always mean invade (just in case anyone is listening). Your 16 hour pork looks divine! Here is wishing your dream of peace comes true.

  2. Wishing you a very happy New Year, Rocquie. I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you.

  3. Happy New Year!! Looking forward to your future posts!


  4. Thank you Melynda and thank you Rosie!

    Wanda, I appreciate your visits and I really appreciate your comments. Will you email me at

  5. I'm so glad to see the traditional food. I wish I had more New Years Day food traditions. Mostly, our New Years Day tradition is Memosas with hashbrowns, eggs and bacon. Being a Northerner, I have no experience with collards. I imagine that it is similar to kale, which is available here in the winter, although I don't know. But being raise by Oklahoman immigrants, I do know something about corn bread. In fact, I made corn meal muffins last night. I make pulled pork with an Asian marinade, being a Pacific Coast kind of gal. I also use a slow cook method. Our similarities are interesting and our differences are interesting, too.

    Our experience with 2010 was to make us more thankful for what we have and less concerned for what we have not. We are glad to see the end of 2010 and the beginning of a new year. We believe this one will be the start of a new better time for us. Hope it is for you also.

  6. We have the pork roast, sour kraut, mashed potatoes, black eyed peas and collards...but not corn bread. I think we should add that for sure.
    Happy New Year!!!

  7. A very Happy New Year to you & your family. And like you, I too wish that 2011 will be a peaceful year for all.

  8. So this means 2nd blogiversary. Happy Happy!

    Love, Alice