Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Traditions - 2011

In our family, Eating Black Eyed Peas on New Year's Day is a definite tradition.

In the early 1980s, the original Black Eyed Pea Restaurant on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth, Texas, served a small sample portion in tiny bowls all day long on New Year's Day. This is when I discovered it only takes a few bites to fulfill the tradition, especially if black eyed peas is not a favorite dish. In that case you may like to try one of these lucky foods.

I made these 4-ounce sample jars to give the office staff where we live.

I made these are for my mother's lifelong hairdresser to give to customers today.

I'm going to make one more batch of a dozen for neighbors. I made the jar labels by printing on the winter theme scrapbook paper, using a corner punch and I ran them through a Xyron (or use double-stick tape). I printed the top text using an Avery circle label template and cut them out with a MS circle cutter (or use the lid, trace and cut with scissors). I already had the paper and ribbon. The beans and jars (bought jars at the grocery store too) for the two dozen samples cost me less than 75¢ each. A great gift and they take so little time to make.

Google will get you a ton of information, worldwide, but following are a few links related to New Year's Day.

New Year's ideas - Martha Stewart
New Year Quotes
the Rose Parade
Rose Bowl Game
Polar Bear Club annual swim - burrrrrrrr!
Old Lang Syne

Be safe and .....
Happy New Year, friend!


Ann said...

I've never tried black eyed peas. Our new years tradition has always been pork and sauerkraut.
Happy New Year to you

Ann said...

What a nice idea, Molly. I bet each recipient enjoyed their little gift. Happy New Year!