This year I got to add a new tradition to my New Year's, thanks to Bianca and Greg. Every New Year's Day they go to Pho Saigon and order a Vietnamese Omelette also know as Tofu Bahn Xeo. The omelette part is made from rice flour, coconut milk and turmeric. It was loaded with fried tofu, cabbage, broccoli, celery, carrots and on the side it had lettuce, pickled carrots and daikon and lots of mint, basil and cilantro. They failed to tell me it was the size of the Titanic! I ordered 2 of these monsters. Keithon struggled with his and quit before he made a dent but I went toe to toe with the beast of a meal. I now understand why this is only eaten once a year. There was grease for days but it was oh so good. I also foolishly ordered Spring Rolls. There was so much food.
Now of course the most superstition is the food. Being a Southerner I made sure that I purchased a can of black eyed peas. (Yes a can I did not feel like soaking peas.) Instead of cabbage I remembered I still had kale and I also picked up a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix. The superstition is that the peas are for luck, the greens are for wealth and the corn bread is for gold. Mama needs all of that in the coming year because I have plans BIG plans.
We ended our dinner with good luck New Year's candies and Keithon got his lucky money envelope! The candy is made from peanut and sesame. I made Keithon test the puff pieces because of my peanut allergies. Sure as shit peanuts! Lucky for me I could still eat the Senate pieces.
So being the Power Ranger that I am I managed to make 2 dinners at the same time! We got in all of the good luck foods we needed. Plus the one superstition that I always screw up is the first footer and this year I had one that even came bearing gifts! All in all we had a great start to our New Year. I know many great things are to come and I got to wear my new outfit that Aisha gave me for Christmas with means I will get plenty of clothes in the New Year!