1/1/14 Wednesday at Clermont, FL (Orlando-TT)
We started our day off with church, then watched some taped TV while cuddled in our RV. This was a cold, drizzly day, so that was comforting. As it drew near to lunchtime, Greg texted. We decided to get together, after we’d had our lunches and I’d baked the cornbread muffins for our New Year’s get together at Larry’s today. When Greg and Marcia arrived we got to talking, then played a card game, “Wizard”, which is largely about bidding. Good practice for that skill. More talking, then it was time to go to Larry’s.
In the south it’s a tradition to have black eyed peas (really beans) with ham hocks (Susan used a pork neck-she said it has more meat) to celebrate the New Year-it brings you good luck. So Susan made a big pot while a couple of us contributed cornbread. Susan also brought coleslaw, we also brought cookies and Gail added a cake. Susan was worried that there may not be enough of her black eyed peas dish for everyone, but it worked out just fine. This dish was so good that John, who swears he can’t stand black eyed peas, who wouldn’t even consider eating them, enjoyed this soup so much (give him credit – he gave it a try) that I saw him get seconds! I’m getting that recipe. Good healthy food. All this time we were enjoying our food around the campfire outside, because the rain was just a mist. Lots of wonderful conversation ensued. Later Greg joined us, to add his expertise on computers and more. Love these times around the campfire. Fabulous first day of the new year – a very good portent.
Hope your New Year started off well too.