Tomorrow starts a brand new year that, if you allow it, brings with it a tasty new beginning. The slate is clean and the page is blank, so make it your own and make it delicious. All that’s needed is the right attitude and the right ingredients.
Recipe for the New Year
Take 12 months and clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, resentment, hate, and jealousy.
Cut into weeks and days and into each mix well with faith, patience, courage, gratitude and compassion.
Blend with kindness, hope, honesty, prayer, generosity and prayer.
Sprinkle all with a dash of fun, humor, and joy.
Serve with unselfishness and a cheerful spirit.
We all know the real recipe for New Year’s Day celebrations in the U.S. is a big pot of black-eyed peas, which represent luck. Many add pork, to signify prosperity, and make what’s called “Hoppin John.”
Here’s how they do it around the world:
At midnight in Spain and some parts of Latin America, revelers pop 12 grapes, one at each stroke of the clock, to symbolize success for each month of the coming year.
The Japanese eat buckwheat soba noodles, which are associated with a long life.
Pomegranates represent fertility and are popular in Turkey and other Mediterranean countries.
Leafy greens signify money, so Danes eat stewed kale sprinkled with cinnamon.
However you do it, do it safely and have fun!