HAPPY NEW YEAR
Don't you love the picture of my little 4-month old neice, "Miss Ellie," welcoming in the new year?
Gloriously, we are enjoying New Year's Day! Our holiday feasting has been simple...but yummy. So I thought I would take a few relaxing moments, and make an attempt at food-blogging! (Also to try out my new camera.)
First, let me show you my husband's eggs, ones we named Deviled Eggs a la Patrick, because of my soon-to-be-brother-in-law's influence. Dave added mayonnaise, horseradish mustard, blackening seasoning (Patrick uses Louisiana hot sauce), and LOTS of fresh dill (which Patrick uses plus chopped dill pickles). I was afraid to taste his MAN eggs, but they were delicious...pictured here...untouched by female hands.
Okay, this next dish, Broccoli Cornbread, we can only afford in our diet once a year. So we savored each bite! It did not look too appetizing while I was putting it together.
After mixing, I poured it into my mother's old red enamel pan for baking.
Coming from the oven a lovely golden brown, it had quite an appeal.
And yes, it tasted scrumptious. The broccoli did not overpower the cornbread "experience."
Arkansas born-and-raised gal that I am, on New Year's we always must have traditional, what we called in the south, "Blackeyed Peas and Hog Jowl." Okay, you can use turkey ham these days, but I still use the old Arkansas name. Here is the recipe I used. And this is what it looked like, steaming in our bowls.
On special occasions, my husband buys bottled Republic of Tea just for me. Ahhh...he's so sweet. Today's flavor is my favorite, Ginger Peach.
From the Messick household, we wish you a HAPPY 2010! Just think...a new year full of new beginnings...new mercies from Above. May you know Jesus is near every day of this year!