Sunday: In Pasadena
Monday: In Pasadena
Tuesday: Rose Bowl & Parade in Pasadena!
Wednesday:    Take-Out on Drive Home from Pasadena
Thursday: Christian’s Posole Soup
Friday: Breakfast for Dinner (DIY)
Saturday: Leftovers: Christian’s Posole

New Year’s is always a bit of a last minute plan for us….and this year it turned out a million times better than we ever expected. A couple of extra tickets to the Rose Bowl and Tournament of Roses Parade just came our way! Going to the Rose Bowl has been on Christian’s bucket list before the idea of bucket lists was even popular. And the Tournament of Roses parade is my absolute favorite parade all year long so we are both super excited to take an impromptu end of year road trip down to Pasadena and start the year off right!

That also means that we won’t be cooking our traditional New Year’s dishes this year. I usually make Osso Bucco with Cheesy Polenta on New Year’s Eve. Then on New Year’s Day I always make something with Black-Eyed Peas in the southern tradition of starting the year off with good luck. One of our favorites is this side dish of Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Ginger. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have a wonderful time looking back on 2012 and celebrating the start of a New Year with your loved ones.

Once we return from Pasadena we’ll keep it simple as we get back into the swing of our normal routine with one of our old standby favorites…Christian’s Posole soup. Another night of easy breakfast for dinner followed by Posole leftovers finishes off the first week of the new year.

Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve everyone!