No Resolutions |For what it's worth

Amazon links may be included. Thank you for supporting this blog at no additional cost to you.


No Resolutions

for the new year needed.  I have already admitted to being a habitual organizer and list maker.  I just woke up on New Years Day and continued on with the daily living towards being a better person and living each day to the best of my ability.  I truly believe doing this daily makes for an amazingly stress free existence.  I rose early enough to watch the new year sunrise because it's a nice way to mark beginnings.  This is the view that came as I drew in my breath that morning.
You can see the last sunset as I saw it on 1/31/12 on yesterdays post.  It was also an amazing site.

Today we kept a Texas tradition and ate black eyed peas.  Back during the depression and dust bowl days, many homesteaders were very hungry and a tradition was born as many Texans ate black eyed peas and hoped for better days of prosperity.  Prosperity eventually came and the tradition stayed on as a salute to survival.

We ate our black eyed peas in a relish type dip.  It is really delish.  I posted the recipe previously here.     I usually serve them with Frito brand Scoops, but my sister made some spicy saltines that were very good with them too.  I'll twist her arm gently for the recipe in a few days...
Texas Caviar, Black eyed pea dip, New Year tradition

While I'm sharing, here are a couple of easy finger lings we had at our big family Christmas Brunch.  I sat the ingredients before a couple of nieces and they had fun assembling them while I made cup cake upside down pineapple cakes.
snowmen powdered donuts
Found this easy recipe on Pinterest.  Purchased powdered donuts
and turned the into snowmen with candy corn & mini chocolate chips.

for what it's worth-jeannie.blogspot.blogger
Another Pinterest find, Grinch fruit!  Spear a strawberry, banana slice and green grape.
We used purchased black icing in a tube from the grocery store to make the faces.

for what it's worth-jeannie.blogspot.blogger
By far the favorite was this pineapple upside down cupcake recipe.
In a cupcake pan, place a teaspoon of butter and
a teaspoon of brown sugar
then a pineapple ring.
Enough simple yellow cake batter to fill the muffin pan 2/3 full.
Bake 350 F for about 20 minutes.
Flip over onto serving platter and
op with a marachino cherry.


  1. The food looks great! I love the tradition of eating black eyed peas for the new year.

  2. All the holiday treats were yummy, especially those pinepapple upside down cupcakes :-)

  3. Making me hungry! ;)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd. <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!


Gosh, I really love it when you leave comments...It feels all warm and fuzzy. :)