Tuesday, December 29, 2009

You gotta ask yourself, ARE YOU FEELIN' LUCKY?

Here in the South it's just not the New Year without eating Black Eyed Peas, usually with some collard greens and some cornbread. Rumor is when Sherman burned down Georgia, the surviving edible crop was Black Eyed Peas which helped the Confederates survive! In addition, since they swell when they cook, they symbolize prosperity. Momma used to put a penny in the pot for good luck when they finished cooking; however, to protect us chicks, she took the penny out before we ate them and choked! We also always have greens with them for health and wealth and the cornbread is said to symbolize gold! We just think it's yummy, especially with some hot pepper sauce! What are your family's New Year's traditions?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Sorry it has been so long in blogging everyone! We have been so busy and have decided to take five minutes out of the day and blog again because we missed y'all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We took our Fritter Chick In Training to see the Christmas Lights and she loved them! She is dying to see snow but the only time it has ever snowed in South Georgia was twenty (20) years ago this week! Christmas of 1989!! Can you believe it?? We got four inches that year and had a blast! We had no snow equipment but our daddy took the garbage can lid, hooked it up to the back of his old Dodge and we went cruising through the neighborhood! It was magical. I hope it does it again one day while she is still young! I would like for her to experience December without the gnats and the 80 degree temps! Merry Christmas to y'all and let us know if you had a white Christmas!