New Year’s Day Dinner
New Year’s dinner wasn’t too exciting – I was a bit “under the weather” so dinner was very basic.
For good luck (a Southern tradition), black-eyed peas
cooked up initially with beef broth and chopped green chilies in the slow cooker and then finished with chopped tomatoes, sautéed chopped green & red peppers, onions, jalapeño, garlic, and cubed ham steak.
My son’s girlfriend also made us Thuckguk (or Tteokguk
), a delicious traditional Korean soup/stew that is served for good luck at New Year’s. I didn’t get to take a picture of the actual stew but it was absolutely delicious and hearty and just what was needed as I was suffering a bit of a hangover.
My Heart’s Yorkshire Puddings – first the muffin tin is filled with dollops of Crisco and put into the 400-degree oven to melt and heat and then the batter is added and the tin is returned to the hot oven for 30 minutes, without opening..
..and out they come, golden, light & delicious and ready for gravy
The Black-eyed peas simmered and served with rice and hot sauce
Asparagus sautéed with basil olive oil
Final Plating: Eye Round Roast with roasted potatoes, asparagus, Yorkshire puddings, and my Heart’s delicious gravy
My Heart’s amazing dessert – a cake roll from the local Asian market soaked with Sherry then topped with melted chocolate, whipped cream, and raspberries
Perfect ending to a scrumptious New Year’s Day dinner – Happy 2012