Do you have New Year traditions? I don’t remember celebrating New Years much as a child. I do remember very vividly many other holidays, but not New Years. I am not saying we didn’t celebrate them. But I sure don’t remember them.
One of the nice things about that is Mr. Steam and I got to start our own traditions from scratch. Our traditions have nothing to do with waiting up until midnight to welcome in the new year. To us that just seems crazy because our kids don’t realize it’s the new year and get up just like normal at 6:30.
No our tradition is all about New Years day itself.
Yep. Food. Are you surprised?
For the last four years we pick some type of ethnic food that is labor intensive and cook ALL DAY! Its great.
Three of those years we made Cornish pasties. The are very common in Northern Wisconsin. The only problem are the recipes are closely guarded family secrets. And neither Mr. Steam or I have family in northern Wisconsin. But…. I do have a good friend (who shall remain nameless to protect her from her family) who as willing to share her family recipe as long as I kept the secret. What I can tell you is the recipe makes a RIDICULOUS amount of food. When I say ridiculous try 20 pies!! But the great thing is they freeze really well and we have a chest freezer so we get to enjoy them thru the whole year.
One year we made tamales. We used Rick Bayless’ recipe. And they were delicious. But I failed to take any pictures of them. Darn it!
Who knows what we will make this year.
Chines Egg Rolls?
Syrian Fatayer (meat pies)?
Or even a breadth of Greek food – Patsitsio, Moussaka, and Spanakopita?
Maybe well stay with Mr. Steams favorite and make Cornish Pasties.
What ever your traditions are, have a great New Year!!!