Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year's Dinner

Many cultures have a traditional New Year's meal. Over the course of my life, I've been offered the traditional "corned-beef and cabbage" and the traditional southern "hog-jawls and black-eyed peas." To which I say, "Yuck!" to both.

A few years ago, when once again offered some hog-jawls and black-eyed peas, Phil and I decided that we needed to come up with a new, tastier meal for New Year's Day. And so, the traditional Harbaugh Family New Year's Day dinner of steak, mashed potatoes, and corn was born. Supposedly, what you eat on New Year's Day will foretell of your year to come. So we figure that the corn kernels look a little like gold nuggets, so they must symbolize prosperity. The steak also symbolizes prosperity since good steaks aren't cheap. And the mashed potatoes are there because, well, we all really like them a lot. That and they're all mushy like the way we feel about each other.

So tonight we had our traditional New Year's meal for dinner. My brother and his children, including my nephew from the previous post, stopped by while Phil was cooking, so we decided to include them in our wonderful meal. It was a very nice dinner.

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