Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Day Grub...

...actual New Year's Day, I slept in until about 11. Like I said yesterday, I had a major slinger hangover-oye! Once I finally got up and moving, I decided to make some homemade chocolate chip cookies. With all the cookies baking in the past few weeks, I wasn't able to eat any of the dough well guess what-I think I ate more dough than cookies! The cookies were yummy because I put in too many chocolate chips!!!
Our NY Day traditions (from my family, Matt's got none): Hog jowl and black eyed peas and if Matt asks me one more time if I put a silver dime in it, I swear...Anyways, no silver dime since it was just the two of us and I didn't have one anyways. Hog jowl, I ate my one piece and Matt ate the rest. The black eyed peas-actually tastey this year if I do say so myself!
Also on the menu, mashed potatoes (I cheated and got the microwave kind), green bean casserole, and pecan encrusted chicken from the meat counter at Schnucks. Matt and I both agreed-too much encrusting!!!
My full plate!
Yep, so all we did on NY Day was lounge and eat! Sunday we got up and headed to church to start the year off right (another post about that later), realized my sticker for my license plate renewal fell off my plate (fill out a form, get it notarized and then pay $12 for another one) and to be honest, I was uber crabby! I'm hoping 2011 starts to look up!!!

7 comments :

Slamdunk said...

Ha, I loved reading this post. I have not thought about black-eyed peas and ham or pork on New Year's since I moved to the NE. It was a tradition for us as well (not hog jawls, but something along that line).

The big thing up here is sauerkraut on JAN 1. I say yuck and glad the Mrs. does not like it either.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

We do black eyed peas and jowl too!!! Every year, I never miss it :)

Teenage Bride said...

I am drooling over those cookies!!!!

Adie said...

Love cookie dough! So happy you are back! Um everything looks SO yummy! happy New Year!!

Cecilia said...

Jowl?? EW!! I do like the tradition of it though! I wish we did something like this. BTW, there's no such thing as too many chocolate chips in a chocolate chip cookie. :o)

Stephany said...

Ah, cookie dough. Maybe one of the only reasons I make cookies, ha!

It sounds like you had a fun New Year's Day and I hope 2011 starts looking up for you!!

Angie said...

What the HELL I hogjowl??!! I agree, there can never be TOO many chocolate chips in a cookie ;)