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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Celebrating the New Year: Hoppin' John and a super smoothie






Happy New Year!  I had just gotten used to dating my checks 2014, and here we go again:)  Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year with delicious food, long walks, and the good company of friends and family.  

Celebrated this morning with the traditional Hoppin' John, but this time I picked out all the Ro-tel chiles and tomatoes I had blithely added last night, after waking up in the middle of the night with that acidity garlic and hot, spicy foods seem to trigger.  I always forget. I always say I'll remember, and then promptly forget until it's too late.  I am very grateful for alka seltzer!

I also made one of my warm, green smoothies, perfect on this chilly morning in New Hampshire, before I had coffee, can you believe it?  Trying to cut back on coffee may not be as difficult as I thought it would be, if I stick with the smoothies.  Did you make any resolutions?  I would love to hear yours!

Warm Green New Year Smoothie:

2 scallions (green onions) chopped
about 3 tablespoons thinly sliced, peeled acorn squash
2 big leaves of kale, torn  (I trimmed off the thick stems and discarded)
pinch of hot pepper flakes
2 cups chicken, vegetable, or beef broth
2 sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped arugula
1/2 teaspoon butter or olive oil

Simmer all the above in a saucepan until the vegetables are soft.  Remove to a blender and puree, adding more water if it's too thick.

Wishing you the best year ever in this Year of the Sheep!

4 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

I am like you w/ cheques!!

Happy New Year Katrina!

katrina said...

Well, Nana - maybe this year we'll catch on a little earlier!
Warm wishes to you for a grand New Year, and of course, your family (all those lovely grands!)

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Barb said...

Happy New Year to you! Already a busy year and it's only 5 days old. Oh, and it's bitterly cold , too - brrrrrrr!!