What is your New Year's Day menu?
- Candy Jan 1, 2009 09:55 AM
We have black eyed peas and rice. This year we are using a variation on the dish with Broadbent's sausage from Aidells and Kellys Hot Links and Country Flavors. I'm cooking up a pot of collards and turnip greens. I think there will be some piping hot crispy cornbread in there too.,
Breakfast is Cinnamon/Pecan coffee cake, lunch is Chicken/Cheese Enchiladas with a mace spiced bechamel sauce and dinner is a Duck Sausage and ground pork red sauce over spaghetti with a side of green salad and crusty Ciabatta.
New Years Day is the time when we dispose of the leftover "holiday" food. Basically we just graze all day. Right now it's leftover hot crab dip and onion dip. I can't say what later today will bring..maybe a brownie with coffee ice cream on top? :) No resolutions in this house!!
Just preparing to take a nap from NY brunch. Made a breakfast strata using cinnamon raisin bread, cream cheese, low sugar apricot preserves, eggs, and milk. Served it with assorted cheeses (Gouda, brie, Jarlsberg) & crackers, nova salmon with more cream cheese, sliced onions & tomatoes, and bagels. Critus fruit salad with pineapple, grapefruit, mango, clementines, bananas, honey & Triple Sec. Apricot cocnut coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. Fresh coffee, leftover champagne with OJ, and white wine. Ate way too much and will be napping while rest of fam watches football. Thinking we will order pizza or Chinese tonight!
Brunch was waffles with whipped cream and bananas (and/or typical fixings -- syrup, jams, etc,) with fruit smoothies.
We'll snack on leftover holiday food midday.
Dinner is deconstructed Hoppin John (meaning beans and rice cooked separately). Presoaked black-eyed peas cooked with diced bacon, lots of onions, some garlic, a little ham broth and water, and bay leaves. The kids eat it better separate over rice and I think it keeps better anyway. Since I soaked the whole pound of peas, I'll be freezing some.
Since it's just the immediate family, we'll do roast pork tenderloins, cornbread, and broccoli. We're not even Southern, but use New Year's as a good reason to remember to make black-eyed peas!
We are headed over to my parents house this afternoon for Prime Rib and Yorkshire pudding. I am so excited, I haven't had my mothers Yorkshire pudding in years and hers is the best!
For some reason we are also having baked potatoes and creamed spinach. Guess I'll be starting the wedding diet tomorrow (gotta stop saying that, it always turns into tomorrow!;)).
Right now I am recovering from too much vino and not enough food last night; breakfast was two frozen White Castle cheeseburgers and some Ore Ida french fries, all lovingly made by my SO once he saw the shape I was in! Those burgers were something-totally reminded me of grade school cafeteria food, but they did the trick!
Now I'm in bed sipping water and waiting for sleep to wash away the pain.
Happy New Year Everyone!!!
I started today with a bacon cheeseburger and fries. Good. Greasy. and a hot cup of coffee. Yeah, it hit the spot. Not sure I'll need to eat tonite but if I do, it'll be leftover cheese dip with tortillas, refrieds. I'm still not hungry from my feast this am.
No resolutions here either than to just not eat when I'm not hungry. . . I'm still not hungry but I hear the double chocolate chip cookies calling me!
Started the day with light breakfast of orange rolls sprinkled with sparkly sugar,hot coffee with brandy and whipped cream,for dinner lentil soup with bacon , corn bread and a mixed green salad and pears. I love New Year's menu because the traditional foods can be low key and no fuss. Finally, a holiday which doesn't involve a pie or pie crust.
jfood hangs his head in shame but he enjoyed every morsel.
b'fast - 2 cups of coffee
then an hour on the exercise equipment
lunch - leftover chicken with cheese on toast with ketchup/mayo
dinner - some lasagna that jfood made a few weeks ago with some Rao meatballs and Mrs jfood sauce; Mrs jfood some leftover filet on top of some salad; lemon tart and brownie (new bakery in town) for dessert.
I do not hang my head in shame to announce that my mother and I made sandwiches in her "croque monsieur" machine - Pepperidge Farm white sandwich bread, a combination of Gruyere and Jarlsberg, because that's what we had on hand, with applewood smoked bacon in the middle. They were damn good. We did not even add a salad to this meal, though I did cut a couple of slices of tomato for my mother - the rest of the tomato was rotten. I had a slice of the Meyer lemon tart I made for Christmas Eve dinner for dessert.
Breakfast was smoked sausage from Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee www.bradleyscountrystore.com .... with wheat toast and guava jelly, hot black coffee. Supper is black eyed peas and rice, a big pot of greens, country ham from Loveless Cafe .... www.lovelesscafe.com .... and a skillet of home made corn bread. It gets no better!
We had blueberry pancakes for a late breakfast. Grilled tri-tip, baked potatoes, creamed spinach, and salad are on the menu for dinner. Happy New Year!
Breakfast was a pancakes and maple syrup brunch after getting up way late! Tonight was a tad improvised, and we have no set traditions.
I had leftover mock cassoulet (flageolets beans, smoked ducks joints and organic sausage) in the freezer, so I pegged that as my main.
We spent the day cleaning the house, getting rid of junk and only got into the kitchen around 7h30 pm, so I had to improvise a bit. Luckily, we had a bunch of good ingredients in the fridge and freezer.
First off, I put together a potato-leek potage using my pressure cooker. Just six medium potatoes, four leeks, enough water to almost the veggies, a teaspoon of salt and a splish of oil. Boiled it, got it under 15 lbs of pressure for 5-6 minutes, then got it off heat and let it depressurize by itself.
Meanwhile, I found a recipe for a foursome of pears I had in Sally Schneider's (yeah, her again LOL) NWTC... caramelized pears in wine with vanilla (not the exact title). Basically pears roasted with a half vanilla bean, some riesling, and a knob of butter. I also made a custard while that was cooking.
I needed something to balance the richness of the cassoulet, and I happened to have a washed head of frisée and some duck broth, so I sautéed it and added a few cubes of frozen broth. The other veg was green cauliflower.
So my menu in the end was
* Potato-leek potage
* Wilted escarole
* A red Bergerac (I thought it was bit thin, but DH liked it)
* Goat cheese with a bit of toasted bread (no crusty bread, alas)
* Roasted pears with vanilla and Riesling (served with a glass of the rest of that wine), served with custard sauce and some home-made cherry jam from last summer.
* and a little glass of Calvados to help burn a hole through all that food! :-)
Breakfast was smoked salmon, bagels, and hot coffee.
Dinner was the roasted chicken and bread salad from the Zuni Cafe Cookbook. Served it with some roasted buttercup squash and a little bit of steamed broccoli dressed with a little lemon juice and olive oil. We enjoyed it with leftover champagne -- yum!
Breakfast...well, brunch, really, as the night had been somewhat wearing! It was hand-sliced bacon from Schreiner's, probably LA County's best German butcher, plus garlic-cheese grits, eggs and toast. Good restorative stuff. Then I made a pot of black-eyes, using that same bacon, to nibble on through the day while I did the serious cooking.
Dinner: As per my tradition for the last thirty-some years, I made a choucroute garni, with Kruegermann's kraut, the bacon and some bratwurst from Schreiner's, and Saucisses de Toulouse from Marcel et Henri. Instead of my usual pork roast or smoked loin in the middle, I decided to add some Czech cabbage rolls a friend had told me about. This novelty was greeted by Mrs. O with sincere enthusiasm. Since we're bringing a big pot of it over to her parents' house Saturday night, I'm hoping to spread the joy.
Ozoni, gomoku chirashi rice, kuromame, mochi, mochiko chicken, somen nori wrapped shrimp, kinpira gobo, and osechi bento box from Mitsuwa. We ended with a fresh blueberry cobbler for dessert.
I am with you black eye peas, rice & collards!!!!! Pork chops, deviled eggs, bloody marys and Champagne!!!
Turkey and Andouille Gumbo--the Christmas bird lives on! I'm staying with my ex-husband and our soon to be 13 year old son, so I've been puttering around in the kitchen a lot.