I'm just curious...

In your neck of the woods, do you have a particular food that you prepare for New Years' day?

Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, it's tradition to serve pork and sauerkraut! We've always done that for as long as I can remember. Eating sauerkraut on the New Year is supposed to bring you good luck in the coming year. Since I don't believe in luck, be it good or bad, I make it because I like it!

 I would like you to leave a short comment and tell me what will be on your New years Day menu!

Gathering at the Feeder

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Pineapple Cookies

Our first house was a duplex. We rented the other apartment to a sweet English lady, Mrs. Smith, who spent her days baking and sharing the goodies with us.

I always taught my kids that it wasn't proper to call older adults by their first name, yet the came to love her like family, so they called her "Aunt Smith ".
Here is her recipe for the best pineapple cookies you've ever tasted :

Pineapple Cookies

Blend together:
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup of sugar
add 2 eggs

add 1/2 cup of well-drained crushed pineapple

2 cups flour
1/2 tea. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Drop mixture by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.

I've doubled and even tripled this recipe for the holidays.

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Hot Air Balloon Launch...

In October, the Mister and I went south to Morgantown, West Virginia to see a balloon launch. It was a cloudy, rainy day but the color of the balloons was still vivid!

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Cooper's Rock

These photos were taken at Cooper's Rock State Park in West Virginia. Such a beautiful state any time of year, but especially in the fall.

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John F. Kennedy

I've passed this statue of John F. Kennedy for years but never knew until recently that it is the "Oldest statue of J.F.K. in the world"...

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