Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year!

The New Year lies before you
Like a spotless tract of snow
Be careful how you tread on it
For every mark will show.
~Author unknown~

Happy New Year!!!

Hi everyone:) I just got back from Pennsylvania and the move is going just fine. I was only stuck on the George Washington Bridge for 1-1/2 hrs. That's actually good this time of year:) As of tomorrow, (30th) I will no longer have an internet connection in New York. I will either be driving "home" to PA on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day depending on mostly the weather and if all the furniture fits in the truck. (I may have rented one that is too small, dang!:) Anyway, I was going to try and visit each and every one of my cherished visitors to wish you all a Happy New Year but, I didn't want to leave you high and dry without giving you at least a peek into what food days we have in store for the New Year. So here's just a few days to nibble on and I'll "see" you all the beginning of next week. (all links are to other sites unless otherwise noted:)

Monthly Food Celebrations

January is...
National Soup Month-I did a post for National Soup Month last year but quite frankly, I'm not happy with it. Until I get to re-seasoning it, here's a little something to keep you "warm."

"One morning in the garden bed,
The onions and the carrots said
Unto the parsley group
"Oh when shall we three meat again
In thunder, lightning, hail or rain?"
Alas, replied in tones of pain
The parsley, In the Soup!"

National Oatmeal Month
National Wheat Bread Month
National Slow Cooking Month 
National Hot Tea Month 
National Bread Machine Baking Month
Prune Breakfast Month (Via: David Lebovitz)

Daily Food Celebrations

2nd-National Cream Puff Day
2nd-National Oatmeal Day (previous post: Travels of a Rolled Oat

3rd-Drinking Straw Day-On January 3, 1888 Marvin C. Stone received his patent for the first wax drinking straw. (previous post)

4th-Trivia Day-A day for "grains of salt" (previous post)
4th-National Spaghetti Day (I hope to be posting for this one!!!)

5th-National Whipped Cream Day
5th-"America's Innkeeper" Charles Kemmons Wilson; founder of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels was born on January 5th, 1913. (I posted from The Holiday Inn Cookbook last year.)

Well, it's time for me to get some shut eye. I still have lots to do. My thoughts are with  all of you; wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year. And, the brightest biggest Blue Moon EVER!!! 2010 is going to be simply Awesome! Stay safe and watch out for the other "guy." Louise:)