Quality family time reached its climax on New Year’s Day for me. There was no better way to spend the New Year with family and close friends. The occasion turned into a festive time with food and laughter and of course an occasional drink or two. For my family, New Year’s Day started out with a bang, literally. The noisy fireworks filled the air in the wee hours of the morning. There was much jubilation as the clock struck 12 at midnight, ringing in the first day for the New Year 2008.
New Years Day Meal: pastelle, stewed pigeon peas with beef, stewed pork, callaloo, Christmas rice, and potato pie.
On New Year’s Day, our family and close friends gathered for a special lunch for thanksgiving and expectation of a prosperous New Year. We were no longer preoccupied with our personal life and occupation; but showed genuine interest and love of each others company. For lunch every one contributed a dish to the table. In the end we had a buffet styled display of a variety of delicious dishes that would tease your taste buds. In fact there was more than enough food.
Of course, we can’t forget the baked chicken…
This New Year I really out did myself. By the end of the day I had already three plates of food for the day. In Trinidad it is rude to refuse food when offered so one has to be very careful as to what they’re eating or else you’ll be quite full long before the day is over.
…and macaroni pie.
Today I definitely reached my satiation point and ate a simple lunch. After all these festivities I look forward to more simple lunches.
How did you spend your New Years Day?
Happy New Year and God bless until next time.