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:)


  1. Happy New Year, Louise :)

    Hope that 2012 will bring to you joy and prosperity for the whole Year!

  2. Happy New Year, Louise! Drive carefully, as the weather looks iffy for New Year's Eve and Day. I've already started celebrating Soup Month, as the Christmas ham was a natural with pea soup. And I'm looking forward to National Spaghetti Day and National Whipped Cream Day!

  3. Happy New Year, Louise. I hope your move goes smoothly! I HATEHATEHATE moving. I hope I never have to do it again...(there, I've tempted fate).

    Bon voyage, Bonne Annee, and I'll see you when you get your internet back. Which I hope will be soon...

  4. OK, so now I'm going to have to find out more about these nanaimo bars. I've never heard of them. But I does luv me a challenge!

    So now I"ve looked at the recipe, and except for the fact that we don't have graham crackers in Belgium, I think I can probably have a go at these. I'll keep you posted...

  5. OMG.... I just realized that I've been wishing people "Happy New Year 2012" instead of 2010!!! This is so embarrassing, hehehe...

  6. Remind me to share the link to my tea blog, which will be run by a wonderful guest-hostess this year for hot tea month...

  7. Happy Happy new year and happy happy move! Love your blog!!!

  8. And a very Happy New Year to you, too, Louise! Good luck with the move. Looking forward to all the goodies you'll serve up in 2010.

  9. Happy New Year and good luck with your move. I'm looking forward to another year of edible celebrations through your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas in 2009.

    Best... MaeFood.blogspot.com

  10. I hope you have a wonderful New Year's!

  11. Happy New Year Louise!
    Make sure you take some time to just relax over the holiday. Moving is no fun at all.

    I look forward to new recipes you create.

    Thank you for inspiring me to create my own recipies!

    Have fun!

  12. Happy New Year to you too, have a safe and happy move - so exciting!

  13. Happy New Year Louise! Best of luck with the move..I know you must be thrilled! See you next year. :)

  14. Welcome to our neck of the woods on a permanent basis! Safe journey from NY, and we'll see you in what I hope will be a happier New Year!

  15. HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOUISE!!! <3 <3 <3

    wishing you and your loved ones much happiness, love, and all good things!

  16. Have a happy new year, Louise. We'll be here when you get your internet connection back!

  17. Here's to a New Year in a New Place! Hope you're enjoying it tonight :)

  18. Perfect poem to start out the post. Isn't it funny how the new year truly feels like we can start over. I hope to make this a good one. Thanks for being you Louise!

  19. Happy New Year, Louise. Have a safe move and a wonderful year in your new Home! Thanks for all you do and write about! Love these months of edible celebration!

  20. Thank you everyone for all your kind wishes.

    I made it safely to Pennsylvania and look forward to posting my new discoveries along the way. I'm already in gardening mode:) It's going to be such a FUN New Year. Happy Spaghetti Day!!! Louise:)

  21. I am looking forward to a new recipe. Thank you.


Through this wide opened gate,
none came too early,
none returned too late.

Thanks for dropping in...Louise