Stayed up till midnight with 2 of my granddaughters, Allison and Sara Ann. We watched the Ball in New York, then the Moon Pie in Mississippi, have you ever eaten any of those...they are down right addicting. We got some sparklers after Mass, so they had a glorious time "sparkling" as Sara called it for about 30 minutes into the New Year. I was surprised to hear and see all the fireworks going off around us at midnight, I didn't realize so many people stayed up to bring in the New Year with a bang. Our neighbors across the street apparently had couple of friends over, but they left about 12;15. The party must have been really lacking in food, or fun for it to end so quickly, the girls were "sparkling," and shouting "Happy New Year" as the neighbor's friends left without a "Happy New Year" in reply, and the lights on their house went dark.
Today on the menu is of Black-eyed peas, a southern tradition that is supposed to bring you, wealth, health and happiness. The rest of the meal will consist of Maple Mustard Pork Chops, Cheesy Grits (this a favorite of Allison's), Broccoli and Cheese and of course biscuits and syrup for desert.