Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The celebration goes on for one special Naja. My daughter Mimi turns 21 today, thus becoming legal. It occurs to me that all three of our kids are ADULTS! Where did the years go? Mimi has planned her own celebration with her friends this afternoon. Meanwhile we will be celebrating the New Year with our usual black-eyed peas, collard greens and corn muffins (our own take on cornbread). It is said that peas represent coins and the greens represent money and by eating these foods we are guaranteed some of both for the coming year. Most southerners I know wouldn't dare start the year without peas and greens. Do you have a different traditional meal for New Year's day?
So here we are with a fresh new year ahead of us. I have always loved the quote from Anne of Green Gables when Anne Shirley said Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it. This quote reminds me that we have a year full of tomorrows ahead of us full of possibilities and opportunities.
BTW, Mimi's is having a corn muffin birthday cake and she has asked me to share the recipe with her. Thought I would post it in case others want to enjoy it too. Here is the recipe:
1 Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup cottage cheese (can substitute with sour cream or yogurt)
1 stick melted butter
1 box chopped broccoli, steamed
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins and spray with Pam. Mix all ingredients and fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light brown.
I rarely measure anything but make sure your batter is not too thick but not to liquidy. Hope you enjoy.