Thursday, December 31, 2015

And so the year goes...

2015 was a busy year. We moved, started new jobs, and cooked a lot, but we didn't write much. Well, one of us wrote quite a bit, but it wasn't food related.

We ate our hoppin' john and collards earlier today. Then celebrated with doughnuts, eggnog, bananagrams, and laundry. In recent years, our family has been scattered on New Year's Eve or on the road. New Year's food traditions fell by the wayside. I can't remember the last time that I had eggnog. I'm pretty sure that the last time we made it, I was too young to help with the cooking. (It's non-alcoholic, so that was never a concern.)

Our recipe comes from Barb. She and Mel were neighbors in all senses of the word, to the point they count as family. As mom said earlier today, if either of us ever get married, we have to invite Mel and Barb. Here's the recipe in Barb's handwriting:

Preparation notes: it's really sweet. I'd cut the sugar a bit. Even if not serving with doughnuts.

Here's to 2016 and the delicious food to come! As far as blogging goes, we'll see...