Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Black Eyed Peas, Cabbage & a Happy New Year

  There is one southern tradition that we participate in every January 1st.  I cook black-eyed peas, cabbage, ham, and cornbread.  The peas are for luck, the cabbage is for money, and the ham is for progress.  What is significance of the cornbread?  It is delicious with black-eyed peas, cabbage, and ham!  I'm not sure if serving and eating this particular meal actually leads to a better year.  We've eaten it each New Year's Day for as long as I can remember.  I'm not about to chance it's legitimacy at this point!  In case you are wondering, yes, the dogs get a tiny plate with a sampling of each.  I think they deserve the same advantage as the rest of the family heading into 2014.
   We participated in the BlogPawsChat last night.  It was so much fun and I connected with many new Twitter pet friends.  PetBox gave away fifty pet boxes to lucky winners as we scrambled to answer trivia questions.  I played and tweeted until the very end, or so I thought.  I saw the door prizes announced and people started saying their good-byes.  I had company at my house so I bid my farewell to go socialize.  Imagine my surprise when I kept hearing my phone "ding" with incoming tweets.  I went to see if it was my new friends saying "Happy New Year."  It was actually them saying "Congratulations!"  I had won the free three-month subscription to PETBOX!!  WooHoo!!  Yippee!!  Bentley and Pierre are so excited to pick out their choice of goodies.  Thank you so much to PetBox and BlogPaws Community.  What an awesome way to begin the New Year.
     I can only imagine what is in store for us after we eat our lucky dinner today!  Look out 2014...here we come.  The Returns and I wish all of you the happiest year that you can imagine.

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  1. What a sweet Basset pic! Huge congrats on winning the PetBox subscription, I'm sure the pups will love it! I stopped by the twitter thing last night but I think it was the end and I didn't get what was going on, so I didn't even get started. One of these days I will figure that out. There is always something new to learn. Happy 2014!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. The boys are very happy when the mail carrier brings goodies so they should be thrilled when their Petbox arrives. The Twitter chat was fun. I was surprised so many many were online on New Year's Eve! I hope you and your crew have a fantastic 2014!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! A very Happy 2014 to you and your dawgs<3

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  3. Happy New Year, congrats on your winnings!

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    1. Thank you so much! I still can't believe it, I'm so excited to get a Petbox. They look like so much fun. Have a terrific New Year!

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  4. Well, Happy New Year and Congratulations on your big win!!!! Your New Year's meal sounds yummy...what time should I stop by for leftovers? BOL
    *high paw*
    Oz

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    1. Happy New Year to you & thanks! This is one of the best meals of the holiday season around here! : ) But what are things you call "leftovers"? Hahahaha!!

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  5. YAY!!! So happy for you! Sorry we missed the chat last night but we were busy celebrating the New Year :) I always thought the black eyed peas were for money, (I know lentils are) but what the heck do I know? lol HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    1. Happy New Year Caren! I thought most people would be out celebrating but there was a crowd. Black eyed peas are good luck & prosperity but cabbage is for wealth. That's a southern "thang" so it could be different in other areas. : )

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  6. Yay! Congrats on the win!
    And happy 2014!

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