Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!
As part of the southern tradition we had black-eyed peas, cabbage, and pork for our New Year's dinner (and rice too).
Now mind you, I am not much of a cook, or so I thought. I have been greatly inspired by the movie 'Julie & Julia' which made me want to do more cooking.
For Christmas my mother gifted me with the 1968 Life Pictorial Cookbook with recipes that I grew up eating. Tonight for the first time I prepared pork chops and they weren't dry or chewy or yucky! I found the recipe (actually in another cookbook as I have several that look lovely on the shelves but are rarely opened:) for pork in a red wine sauce and it was fabulous!
Here is a picture of our feast:).
Calvin, Lizzy, and Kasey decided it was their turn to enjoy the feast:).
Also, this is the first post with pictures from my new camera!
As promised I am sharing some of the beautiful blooms from our roses and camillas (the last camilla is from my neighbor's camilla bush) that I took two days ago.

Happy New Year to all of my blogland buddies!

I also wanted to thank all of my blogland buddies once again for your support, encouragement, and inspiration.

You guys are the best:)!


The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

OMG, I can't believe you got the pups to sit at the table like that! How wonderful! Your feast looked great!

Although not a New Years feast, we had homemade vegetarian vegetable soup with cornbread and a side of black eye peas (the latter to celebrate New Years).


Piney Rose said...

That meal looks absolutely scrumptious! And those flowers... oh my! Can't wait until spring! Happy New Year!

crochet lady said...

Happy New Year Kim. What a hoot to have those dogs sitting so nicely at the table! I guess if I pulled out a chair and offered Ginger a seat she'd be more than willing.

Oh, you are so blessed to have such lovely pink ladies in the dead of winter.

Cynthia K. said...

What fun to have your new camera! Your meal looked really delicious - I did have some black-eyed peas for luck in the new year (that's what my mother always said).

Lovely roses and precious pets.

Have a Beautifully Blessed New Year...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

silk purse said...

Well hello there and happy New Year to you as well dear lady! ~ Mama is still away visiting my sisters, their families, as well as her dear granchildren!..,

I will gladly relay your warm greeting when she returns home to her apartment on the seventh of January;( she lives just 10 minutes away from my husband and I by car, so it's nice to have her living closeby)!

Thanks for stopping by to visit at Silken Purse,glad you enjoyed the "tea-licious", "eyecandy"!

Your Southern home cooking,New Years feast looks absolutely yummy~ Good for you!

Ironically I just rented the "Julie and Julia" movie after also having viewed it in the theatres; it truly is inspirational to make you want to cook, I agree!.., Also, those pups are too cute!

How about camillas and roses in January?!!~It looks like a "sugar dusted" winter wonderland outside, here where we live. I especially love what I call "the glittery, diamond sparkle" of the freshly fallen snow; photos never really do it justice!

For our little feast we had a friend over for appetizers, sweet chili chicken wings, ham, salads, strawberry bavarian cream in chocolate cups and sweet treats by the fire with candle light and soft music; the snow made it oh so festive and pretty!

Blessings and cheers from Silken Purse @ Silken Purse and @ The Plumed Pen

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Looks like a yummy dinner to me. And those flowers! Happy New Year.

Sea Angels said...

What a lovely table...and such beautiful flowers, the colours just lift my spirits this cold snowy morning.
Happy New Year 2010 may all your dreams come true xx
Lynn xxx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Happy New Year Kim!
The food looks yummy and the menu well that would make anyone's mouth water... seems it worked well for the dogs too.
It is 24F here this morning and those floral pictures are just the trick for bringing a feeling of warmth to the frigid morning air. Their colour is so beautiful.
I'd like to thank you for having been a faithful follower of my posts this past year and I look forward to sharing your Southern hospitality throughout 2010.
Sincerely, Susan

Michael823 said...

WOW what a wonderful dinner YOU cooked!! We bought Julie and Julia and really enjoyed it as well.

Unlike Sweetbrier, we had a prime rib outside on the rotissary. There were 9 of us this year.

You cooked!?

The granddogs look very happy and well fed, although I don't see hubby. He's OK right?

Thanks to you and your sister for being part of our world, you guys make it a very nice place to be. Maybe we can spend more time now that Ann is retireing.

You actually cooked. WOW!



Sweet Old Vintage said...

The blooms look so lovely... We are into our long winter and I will so look forward to blooms again this spring. It is cold here today but no storms... I have Christmas all away and ready for the next phase of the seasons. Hope this New Year brings you much happiness and contentment....

SweetAnnee said...

My blog friends have been a blessing..
Thanks for being one of them!!!!

Here's to 2010


Fantastic menu and presentation! You are a great cook....


June said...

Your pictures are awesome. I adore the ones of all the 'kid' around the table. That is too cute for words Kim.
I used to only do chewy, dry porkchops too!lol I have gotten much better over time. A lot of time!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I bet those dogs thought.." WHAT IN THE WORLD...she never lets us up here...what is going on" ..(laughing)
So you have a new camera too...FUN HUH ??
I wish it was warmer outside, I would take it with me more often these days. Just don't want the lens to get moisture on it from condensation.

But look forward to more of your images.


Greyhaven Pines said...

What a beautiful meal and setting!

Warm wishes,