Happy New Year reader! It’s a fresh page with new beginnings, new goals, hopefully new friends and completions of things we began in the last years. I truly hope you have a blessed and prosperous new year.
I just wanted to take a moment to recap the holidays. Like many of you, there was a lot of cooking and a lot of eating. We spent some time with family, some one on one with my son, and some time with my husband’s co-workers. The Christmas lights and New Years fireworks were awesome! However, some of the main attractions were the food. One of the hits was an old favorite of mine and becoming a regular holiday traditional dessert for me is the Blueberry Yum-Yum. Mixed with frozen blueberries cooked with sugar, cream cheese, cool whip, nuts in the crust, you get the jest. Picture will be posted. I entered in the #holidayfoodcreations contest for school. I also entered a new recipe, something that again, is a great tradition for the holidays: a cheeseball. But mine wasn’t just any cheeseball. Mine had beer in it, a stout Guinness. And because the recipe says it can make multiples, I stacked mine and made a hokey snowman cheeseball. It was cute, with the bottle caps as eyes, a tootsie roll as the nose and pretzel sticks as arms. I brought it to our New Years’ party and this little boy had fun destroying it and helped poking pretzel sticks all in it. It was cute and fun! Don’t laugh when I post a pic or do :-).
So we’ve been on winter break from culinary school and I have taken advantage of the time doing some cooking of my own as well as a little bit of delivering food for Door Dash. One of the traditional meals for New Years got a lot of likes on Facebook and Instagram was the pork tenderloin, collard greens, black eye peas, green bean casserole and cornbread. My husband was a happy and full fella afterwards. I was thrilled but worn out. When he went back to work, I took some time to clean, and rest.