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Old 01-01-2016, 09:47 PM   #11
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Tasty looking meals guys. Way to start the New Year.


Neither of us wanted to go out today/ get together even though it was a nice day. I came home last night with my pockets stuffed. Well, not literally in my pockets.

I made shredded pesto chicken salad sandwiches with pesto/ mayo, lettuce, sliced tomato, and sliced jack cheese. good. Leftover salad and a bowl of cold rice pudding. I had pudding for breakfast too.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:24 PM   #12
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We continued our NYE celebration with more goodies.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:35 PM   #13
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Pirate made some roasted garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, and baked seasoned chicken thighs. I had a very small helping of everything and still couldn't clean my plate. And I had a salad plate. Then about five minutes after I stopped eating, I checked my weight. Something I do regarding my diabetes. Scale is right on. I had lost five pounds! HUH! I eat a meal and lose five pounds from eating one meal?

Now that may sound good for some folks, but not me. My medical team does not want me to go below 120 lb. Tonight I am down to 115 lbs. I need to start eating.

I personally think that is a great way to start out the new year. Who hasn't made a wish to lose weight at the start of a new year.

Good luck to all and may this year bring you everything you want.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:10 AM   #14
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Wow! What fabulous pics and great sounding dinners!

My brother and I had a great day. He came over early, dinner was around 2, and the chili, tamales, and jalapeno cheddar corn muffins were the perfect hot meal on a cold (for us) California day. He left around 5 - I cleaned up, sat down in the recliner for 'a few' and woke up around 7:30.
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Nice looking meals - again. A person could get chubby hanging around this pla...oops, too late!

I can't believe how many of you ate chicken. Don't you know that's bad luck? My Mom made sure we never had chicken on New Year's day. And I've continued the tradition since 2000. Mom would be proud. We did have a bit of southern cooking good luck on our plates, however. I made a lesser version of Hoppin' John, using only bacon and veggie broth with the black-eye peas and collard greens. Plenty of pot likker to sop up with dark Pumpernickel bread, too. Also had various kielbasi chunks in sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Would have had pickled beets, too, had I remembered.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016!
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:07 AM   #16
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Gee, I simply do not know of any special New Year meal for the New England region. The only thing I ever heard was about putting money out before midnight and making it the first thing that entered the home on the first day of the new year. But nothing about food. Except the Southern practice of black eyed peas. If any New Englander knows of something, I sure would like to know it.
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In Denmark the tradition is cod for NYE. By then, they have been eating rich food for well over a week and something lighter is considered a good idea.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:48 AM   #18
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In Denmark the tradition is cod for NYE. By then, they have been eating rich food for well over a week and something lighter is considered a good idea.
Hmmm. The Cod is the fish of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There is a huge wooden one hanging in the Legislature Chambers.

Cream salted cod over mashed potatoes with frozen peas. Haven't had that in a long time. It may become my NYE meal.
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We were invited to friends' home for dinner . She is a native southerner and served us ham. black eyed peas( to die for) . I brought a salad and another friend brought corn bread. We had a lovely evening. Very laid back. Always nice to be with friends.
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Nice looking meals - again. A person could get chubby hanging around this pla...oops, too late!

I can't believe how many of you ate chicken. Don't you know that's bad luck? My Mom made sure we never had chicken on New Year's day. And I've continued the tradition since 2000. Mom would be proud. We did have a bit of southern cooking good luck on our plates, however. I made a lesser version of Hoppin' John, using only bacon and veggie broth with the black-eye peas and collard greens. Plenty of pot likker to sop up with dark Pumpernickel bread, too. Also had various kielbasi chunks in sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Would have had pickled beets, too, had I remembered.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016!
That's not true for ducks, though, right? The Chinese noodles are supposed to bring long life.

Neither of us likes Hoppin' John or collards, so we never pickled up that southern tradition.
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