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Friday, January 1, 2016

Yummy Dinner and Goat Cheese

Last night was all about dinner. It had been a long time since I had this combination--ham, blackeyed peas, turnip greens, and macaroni and cheese.  The mac and cheese is gone and rarely eaten with this dinner. Now it is time to bake sweet potatoes. Soon I will also have my New Year blackeyed peas for good luck.

Last night, I managed to eat a whole log of goat cheese with crackers. The log had been covered in blueberries and came from Publix.  It was a splurge for the night. There were chips but no pimiento and cheese since I could not get to the grocery store. The cheese went well with crackers, of course.

Blackeyed peas were $1.52/lb at Walmart. That seems like an exorbitant price! Of course, I did not have to pay that price because I have bags of the peas bought on sale earlier last year.

As I was choosing crackers, I found Wheat Thins, Lightly Salted. The lightly salted crackers had something like 40 mg sodium while the Original Wheat Thins had something like 180 mg. The taste did not fight with the goat cheese and blueberry.  I only buy Wheat Thins about three times a year, but these will be my choice next time. Have you had them?

Last night was verrrry quiet around here. There were no neighbors illegally shooting fireworks! I did not hear any legal fireworks. I wonder if a legal fireworks display was at Smith Lake.

Back to the Rose Bowl Parade!

Your turn
Did you have company or any sort of festivities on NYE? Have you tried the Lightly Salted Wheat Thins? Do you eat blackeyed peas for good luck on the first day of the year?


9 comments:

  1. We just consumed the obligatory bowl of BEPs, which is something I have never heard of before I met Someone.

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    1. Ur-spo,
      I think it is a Southern thing. Someone must have Southern roots.

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  2. We stayed home. I bought fireworks ( legal), but my kids said it was too cold ( it was below zero with the wind chill when I awoke). I went to bed at 830,lol.

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    1. I agree--that was too cold. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  3. Parades! Floats! Happy New Year! Still not eating the peas...

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    1. Cherdo,
      The Rose Parade was fabulous. Just sniff the peas...not up your nose. Smell them for luck.

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  4. We used to do the big NYE festivities. We have both been to and hosted Nye parties, been to various clubs and such and several years we were traveling to bowl games that weekend and did whatever was happening in whatever city we were. Lately we have had more intimate evenings, even if we were in a different city. Last night was the best, we watched the Cotton Bowl in sweats while we ate pizza.

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    1. Anne,
      The older I am, the less interested in "fun." Your evening sounds just right.

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