[Sca-cooks] New Year's Eve/Day repast

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Jan 1 01:15:33 PST 2009

On Dec 30, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Georgia Foster wrote:
  But I found myself wondering .... What is everyone else doing for
New Years Eve/Day?

And Adamantius mentioned:
I felt the need to go out and acquire a "mess" (what
exactly is a mess, anyway, and does it differ in any sense but degree
from "a whole mess"? Is there such a thing as a half a mess?) of
collard greens, and we did the thing with the greens, the ham hocks
and blackeyed peas, rice, and biscuits.

This is the first time I've heard someone mention blackeyed peas in  
their New Year's menus.  What's wrong with everyone? I thought black- 
eyed peas were a standard tradition for New Years day, for good luck  
and all that.

I had my black-eyed peas for this year at my in-laws tonight.  We  
also had sausage and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and corn. Nothing  
that spectacular.  But it would have been something even less  
exciting at home, except for the invitation.  Sometimes in the past  
someone in the local SCA has had an open invitation New Year's eve  
party with fireworks and all, but not for the last few years.

As usual, I like some of the other menus posted here. I do have a  
package of gingerbread pancake/waffle mix I saw earlier today.  
Perhaps I'll take someone's suggestion and find the waffle iron and  
make waffles later today.

I'm looking forward to Adamantius' Chinese New Year feast description  
if that was what he was referring to in the near future.

Best Wishes to everyone here for a Happy New Year! (whenever you  
start it).

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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