Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD! HAPPY NEW YEAR WEEKEND!!-Resolutions?Recipes? Family? Plans? Hopes? Dreams? Share here!
Posted on 12/30/2005 6:10:49 PM PST by paulat
However and wherever you find yourself this weekend...touch base and let us know what you're doin'!
I like easy New Years resolutions.
Im gonna loose these pesky 750 lbs I can't eem to get rid of
We're popping fireworks saturday and barbequing at my grandmother's house Sunday. Back to the grind Tuesday.
Gonna try to do everything better this year. Mostly though we will try to be thankful for all we have including a new grandson. 4 mos old now. Couldn't get any better in 2005 than that. Happy New Year everyone. Pork Roast, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Applesauce on the First. :)
Once again, you come through for the freepers...especially we freepers that see Free Republic as a favorite celebration destination....
I am proud and happy to be here..
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF MY FREEPER FRIENDS...AND ESPECIALLY THE ROBINSON GANG.
Good evening, paulat. I was just thinking of getting ready to turn in, read a bit. I'm making a white cheddar cheese tart with rhubarb chutney for tomorrow. If it's any good, I'll share it. It's supposed to be cranberry chutney, but I could not find a cranberry anywhere. The year felt something like a roller coaster ride but I think we came out on top.
Hey, We are not planning anything special this weekend since we were out of town last weekend. Hubby is not feeling well with that neck disc problem and I have a cold. I do think he is going to play golf tomorrow if he feels like it. Happy New Year everyone.
I have a feeling you aren't alone with that resolution, here on FR...LOL
My poupouri recipe is quite simple: buy pickling spices from the grocery store, combine them with twigs from the Christmas tree you are throwing out, and boil all in a pot on the stove.. Bring all to a boil, and let it simmer.
Eating tangerines, oranges? Put the skins in the simmering pot as well.
The aroma is heavenly. Trust me.
I hope you don't live in Texas if you are going to pop fireworks!
So is that of a freshly opened Yuengling Lager, and you don't have to peel or boil the damned thing to get it.
I'm givig you my recipe for Rum Cake, so you can have your cake and get drunk too!
Really, it is very good and a family favorite, especially over the holidays.
1 18.5-oz. box yellow cake mix
1 3.75-oz. vanilla pudding mix
1/2 c. cold water
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. rum
Mix all cake ingredients togetherwell, using the high speed on your mixer. Bake in bundt or tube pan that has been prepared at 325 for one hour. Let cool slightly. Prepare the glaze when the cake comes out of the oven.
1/4 lb. butter
1/4 c. water
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. rum
Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add rum and stir well.
Poke holes in cake with carving fork. Drizzle glaze over cake allowing cake to absorb all of it. Remove from pan while still warm.
Congratulations on your grandson...my youngest granddaughter will be 1 on Jan. 19th...
Your New Year's feast sounds delicious!
And, on January 1 I will quit smoking. Prayers and encouragement on this would be appreciated.
New Year's Day Menu
Buttermilk Corn Bread
Pan fried potatoes and onion
We'll be staying close to home in order to keep an eye out for any fireworks being set off in the area. Normally we don't pay them any heed but as dry as it is this year it wouldn't take but a spark to destroy a large number of homes.
Are you getting a divorce???
YAY! GREAT THREAD! Thanks for the PING!!
My resolution is to let 2006 be the beginning of the rest of my life...
I applaud you, since you're so near perfection anyway...
I'll watch out for hurricanes in 2006.
Aside from my Rum Cake recipe, above, this weekend our thoughts and prayers are with our lovely 20 year old daughter and her new husband. They are both serving in the Army in Germany. She will be staying there, but on Sunday our new son-in-law ships out to Iraq, probably for a year.
We would appreciate if our good friends at FreeRepublic could keep the kids in your prayers too.
I'll finally start to sleep better which gives me more energy to fight the Liberals who try to trash America !!!
Oh, that looks good!
You are da man, well, the lady :)
I consider it getting closer to Nirvana. But my wife calls it something else entirely.
Whoa...your feast sounds good also...I bought some cabbage and blackeyed peas today also...but, may have ham with it, not sure...
RE: quitting smoking? I will definitely give you prayers and encouragement...I have quit twice in my life.
Once when I married my husband, because he didn't smoke...and that lasted until 6 months after my second baby...(post partum depression)...
Then 10 years ago...I told my husband for our anniversary, his present would be for me to quit for good...which I did.
BUT, I thought long and hard before I made the promise..and was SURE that I was ready...that is the key..you have to really be ready to quit.
Therefore...I will give all encouragement, but will always be with you, no matter what..and if you feel the need to VENT...come to me!
And the way this season is going, you'll probably be doing that on New Year's Day.
WOW! Pork and sourkraut w/ mashed potatos is always on our menu too! LOL! people here in the south always make fun of me for it!
Oh, you take me back...sounds like the dinners we used to have over at the Polish Hall back in Michigan...
We are BLESSED that you are here!
Fresh sliced tomato
place a thin slice of fresh mozzarella cheese on it
place a fresh basil leaf on top of that
and cover lightly with virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Make a try and watch them disappear.
I live in north Texas...I am as nervous as you are.
One of my favs for tailgating, or casual get-together:
BLOODY MARY BALLS:
Time Required: 30 minutes prep, plus overnight to let the alcoholic goodness sink in
Skill Required: No cooking skills needed; intermediate drinking skills required
Vodka (use a good brand)
Celery salt, Old Bay, Cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, in small bowls
Blanch the tomatoes by dropping them into boiling water until the skin puckers. Remove the tomatoes and pull the skin off. Allow them to cool.
Soak the tomatoes in vodka overnight.
Put your spices into small bowls.
Spear a tomato with a toothpick, roll into the spices of your choice, and pop it into your mouth.
Repeat as often as necessary.
Alternatively, you can season the vodka prior to soaking the tomatoes, then provide some Old Bay for dipping.
Yeah!!! Hey, what the heck's goin' on down there anyway with all these fires?
I don't know what we would have done without you taking care of us with info during that terrible time....
Incredibly, that is a very real possibility.
After three long years our new house is finally complete! Our annual New Year's Eve bash -- put on hold because of house construction and being squashed into an apartment -- has returned. We've got quite a crew, too; Christian Protestants, three devout Catholics, at least two Agnostics, I don't know what the last three are (they're newbies to our party), a published RPG game developer, a former Disney animator, and we all love science fiction and fantasy.
It's a pot luck where I serve my traditional barbeque meatballs and my friend Sarah brings her garlic artichoke dip with pita bread (addictive stuff!) and we all get silly on Sam Adams, Guinness, coffee and Coke. We always watch the ball drop in Times Square, and will be happy to see Dick Clark back at the helm.
Happy and safe New Year's to all my friends at FR!
My hubby and I are are both recovering from colds so it looks like a quiet evening at home. We have so much to be greatful for... two weddings, two wonderful new children in law, my son is healthy and my daughter happy... my other son is with a wonderful woman and he's fully employed, my husband of 35 1/2 years and I are more in love than ever. I resolve to exercise even if I'm not feeling well and continue to cut back on the carbs. Also resolve to start reading the Bible on Jan. 1, actually, listening to it day by day on the internet.
The Rum Cake is excellent. It is not the fanciest looking cake at the pot lucks I've taken it too, but it always gets eaten and people beg for the recipe.
Anyway I really want to quit, and have all the supplies lined up to help. Thank you for your kind words.
One of my party guests is Polish and found a new bakery in the Detroit area. He's bringing "dessert" Pierogies, stuffed with blueberries, apples, cream cheese, etc.! He's going to boil them, then sautee them in butter! I'm not a big pierogi fan but these sound tempting.
I'll make my special Lasagna for my sweet husband...and have it again New Year's day. Oh, and we'll have marinated black-eyed peas for luck.
You always tell such wonderful stories!