Thursday, January 1, 2015

It's a Whole New Year

  Well, we have made it through another year and greet a new one with high hopes.  Things have changed so much for us here on the bayou over the past 365 days!  Just like each year, things will change even more in 2015.  Our wish for you is that each change is positive and makes you happier.

  One of the ways that we try to ensure a wonderful New Year is to eat a traditional New Year’s Day dinner.  There are certain foods that we eat religiously here in the south on January 1st.  In case you aren’t familiar, let me explain.  In order to have a terrific 2015, I cook a ham for progress, a huge pot of black-eyed peas with ham hocks for good luck and two heads of cabbage for money.  That is served with pans of fresh baked cornbread.  For desert, we have icebox lemon pie.  It is my husband’s favorite and is super easy.  I cannot guarantee this meal to magically change your year, but it is delicious and why take the chance?  Here is the Lemon Pie recipe for you.

   We are hoping to make a few changes around here this year.  Our first change is the new header.  I am currently featuring Bentley and Pierre, but there are some behind the scene action happening.  Pierre is being transferred to live with his mom & dad.  He will become our east coast reporter.  Our new chocolate Labrador granddog, Paisley is eager to get her paws wet in the BFTB NETWoof News business.  Bentley has agreed to take her own as a Lab Tech Assistant and roving reporter.  It should be fun!
   Before we go eat our way to happiness in 2015, I want to take the time to say thank you for all of your support and comments since we began last year.  Y’all have made writing Barking from the Bayou such fun and I look forward to sharing many years together.  Have a wonderfully fun 2015!
I am excited to co-host Thoughtless Thursday with my awesome friends Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a Husky.  Drop in to see them along with these other fun thoughtless blogs!


  1. Happy New Year to you and yours! Looking forward to all of your fab changes!!

  2. Happy 2015! Looking forward to seeing your changes. We have some things in mind as well. You will sure miss Pierre, maybe there will be new little paw padding around your place this year???

  3. Happy New year, I hope 2015 brings good things to all of us.
    Easy Rider

  4. A new Year and some new changes - a good way to start the year

  5. Paisley has been watching the news channels preparing for her new gig. She doesn't want to disappoint uncle Bentley.

  6. Looking forward to seeing your changes. Happy New Year, friends! :)

  7. Wow, when you make changes, you make big ones. Sounds interesting. Happy 2015!

  8. Happy New year my blogging bestie!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. UhOh...Mommy loves lemon pie! :)

    Wishing you all a very Hap-Pee New Year filled with good health, peace, love, and lots of treats and cuddles! :)

  10. Happy New Year! That meal sounds like a yummy tradition. Oh, we are going to miss Pierre (we're glad he'll still be around some though), and I'm sure that it's nothing compared to how much you will miss him! I'm sure Paisley will have some great things to add to your fun!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  11. Happy Happy New Year! Happy that all you strove to attain in 2014 has come true! Here's to an even better 2015 for you!

  12. Happy New Year friends
    Lily & Edward

  13. Wow, some big changes! Happy New Year!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  15. ooh yeah we recall black-eyed peas (tho no ham since we're kosher). Ah the memories!!!

    Happy HAPPY Mew Year to you all!

  16. wow, lots of changes coming to the bayou. i am looking forward to seeing more of paisley. she's adorable.
    happy 2015!
    wags, bailey unleashed

  17. Happy New Year....sounds like you all have bunches of great plan in the making!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  18. Lab Tech Assistant...BOL - love it. Look forward to hearing from her! Happy New Year.

  19. I need a couple million heads of cabbage, guess I need a couple million dollars to pay for them to get me more money. Great traditions, I don't do anything. I love the new header. When is Pierre going to be leaving? That is going to be so sad but I'm sure his mom and dad will be so happy to have him back home. Glad you have Paisley to fill his shoes. Have a great New Year.


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