I am not sure where all the food customs for New Year's Day have come from and I guess I never thought about it until now. I know our family has always had Black-eyed Peas, Cabbage and Pork on New Year's and I have always tried to follow that tradition.
This year I tried a Pulled Pork recipe that was awesome! I did have to watch the cooking times as I think my Crockpot cooked faster or something. I reduced the cooking time for the main cooking and also for after adding the BBQ sauce. I haven't ever made Pulled Pork but it is a favorite of mine. I know I will be making this one again! Shiane and Chuck both really liked it, as did my cousin Teresa who was here for the day.
If you like Pulled Pork you might want to try the recipe which is linked in the above paragraph. It was super simple and tastes so good! Of course the right BBQ sauce always makes a difference and the only BBQ sauce I will ever use is Head Country...there is NOTHING better as far as I am concerned!
I also enjoyed the day with my cousin shopping. We went to several stores but the only place where I got anything was Goodwill. I was able to get 6 long sleeve shirts and 4 sweaters for $27! One sweater was too small for me but I thought my daughter might like it. It was brand new with tags, Liz Claiborne and was originally $70. It was a yellow tag so I got it half off which was a whooping $1.50! If I lose another 10 pounds my daughter is gonna have to unazz that sweater because I will so be wearing it!!
Shiane and Chuck went to look at a garage apartment they have been talking about for a week now and the man told them they could have it so guess they will be moving out. As much as I complain about them waking me up at night, and I can't believe I am going to say this...but I am going to miss them! Chuck said he will be over here all the time and Shiane agreed they will come over often. They are moving a full 2 1/2 blocks away!! I guess I need to start watching the paper and Craigslist for some living room furniture. Chuck was excited that the landlord said they could have a dog and he announced with a smile on his face "I am getting a dog. A real dog. A man's dog, not like Lucy".
Hope everyone had a great New Year's Day!!