Happy New Year Eve

Happy New Year Eve ( Thursday) - so do you have plans today. I am planning ahead for a typical Southern New Year meal -so enjoy. What's the story behind the New Year meal? Cabbage, the star of sauerkraut, is green like money. As are collards and other sturdy braising greens, obviously. Round, disc-like lentils [...]

Happiness is Homemade

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #355Welcome one and all to our 4th December blog hop for Happiness Is Homemade! This is the last blog hop that I am hosting this month, but please follow my blog Love My Messy Messy Mess where I share my messy messes and tidy victories in my journey as a working boy [...]


African American holiday celebrating Life from Dec26 to January 1st. Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means "first" and signifies the first fruits of the harvest.https://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/ These are the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja. Umoja means unity in Swahili. ...Kujichagulia. Or self-determination. ...Ujima. Translated as "collective work and responsibility," ujima refers to uplifting your community. ...Ujamaa. Cooperative economics. ...Nia. Nia means purpose. ...Kuumba. ...Imani. Da 1 [...]

Christmas Eve Fun

Happy Thursday or Christmas Eve is here. And we are getting ready for the big guy and his reindeer . So grab a plate of Santa favorite cookies and feed those hungry reindeer..... What to feed Magical reindeer ? Raw uncooked oatsSugar cookie sprinklesPlastic sandwich or snack baggiesRibbon in festive holiday colorsPaper for the printable [...]

Christmas Eve Gumbo

In South Louisiana families gather together on Christmas Eve and attend Christmas Mass and enjoy a bowl of Gumbo. 2/3 C oil1 C flour1 large onion chopped2 to 3 ribs of celery , chopped1 bell pepper chopped1 minced garlic4 to 6 C water1 pkg Gumbo crabs (small)1 bag of shrimp1 lb chopped cooked okra 1 [...]