Some years ago I described our New Years Day rituals. Today we followed our typical pattern and watched the Rose Bowl Parade, drinking Ramos fizzes.
A bit later we had a rather rare experience: watching Northwestern play in a post-season game. Then we watched something even rarer: watching Northwestern win a post-season game. It was Northwestern’s first bowl game win since its Rose Bowl victory in 1949.
We had our usual New Years Day brunch—eggs, biscuits, country ham with redeye gravy from the Southern care package I receive from some dear friends every year.
This evening we dined on blackeyed peas, turnip greens, and stuffed pork chop. Not exactly healthfood but at least we just split a single pork chop between us. It’s pretty hard to prepare pork chops that taste like anything these days. They’re so lean that unless you’re careful they’re tough and practically tasteless. I’m up to the challenge.
May all of my readers have a new year filled with happiness, good fortune, good health, and peace!