New Year’s Day Dinner

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New Year’s dinner wasn’t too exciting – I was a bit “under the weather” so dinner was very basic.
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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.
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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.
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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..

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..and out they come, golden, light & delicious and ready for gravy
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The Black-eyed peas simmered and served with rice and hot sauce
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Asparagus sautéed with basil olive oil

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Final Plating: Eye Round Roast with roasted potatoes, asparagus, Yorkshire puddings, and my Heart’s delicious gravy

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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

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Perfect ending to a scrumptious New Year’s Day dinner – Happy 2012

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