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Monday, January 18, 2010

NEW YEARS DAY and BLACKEYED PEAS

I was looking through my drafts for posting and realized that I had not posted about my wonderful
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 2010
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Daughter STACY, JENT, DREW, DEEDS and BRYNNA...
BROOKS was asleep on the sofa during picture-taking time...
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They were out of town at the time of the New Year's Eve Party,
so we got together NEW YEAR'S DAY ....
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We made the tea in the crock...
Texas sweet tea, of course....

Made a relish tray ...with RANCH dressing.....
is this just a Texas thang or does other states use this much RANCH dressing?



Along with that veggie tray, we had
SOUTHERN CORNBREAD MUFFINS..that's the way Mr. Sweet and I like it..NO SUGAR)
SWEET CORN BREAD MUFFINS (STACY'S family love it with sugar)
LITTLE SMOKIES IN BARBQUE SAUCE (o honey!)
BLACKEYED PEAS for a full year of good luck..(and heated in my new PAULA DEEN stoneware!)
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Some of you may remember me saying that BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER could wear a hat SOOOO well...and look soooo good in it.
Here's proof positive !


This is a man's vintage hat and you have to agree that she looked like a cool MILLION DOLLARS in it!!

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linking with: MARY for RUBY TUESDAY SUE for REDNESDAY

OOO.....and.....

My sweet friend, KIM had a fabulous giveaway awhile ago...this beautiful rolling bag....

and I won !! woo hoo...

Ya'll should go by and check out her adorable blog...with a name like

MY TOES ARE CLAUSTROPHOBIC, you KNOW it's CUTE !!

BLESSINGS AND LOVE, bj

33 comments:

Ralph said...

The togetherness of family makes a holiday shine. As for the food, who doesn't like a Ranch dip? Were I there, those truly non-ruby pickles are the first treats I would dip!

The red beans are yummy, I always use kidney beans in my famous chili. Edible reds (and pickles, too) are stylish, cheerful and delicious - they look as delicious as they taste!

fickleinpink said...

family togetherness is the sweetest thing of all!

have a great day!



xoxo,
fickleinpink, the dark side

sissie said...

I love your post today. Family is everything and you sure treat yours extra special. The food looks so delicious, I'm with you, I don't like sugar in my cornbread and being from the south, I love me some sweet tea, sugar.

Hugs
Sissie

Mevely317 said...

Great hat .... beautiful family!

Deb said...

love your daughters hat!!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Looks like a wonderful new years day. Your daughter looks wonderful in that cool hat!!!
xo
Penny

Justine said...

Whoa, awesome thing to win! How big is it? How the hell will she ship it?

Would you believe I've never had black eyed peas? And you call that a relish tray? To me, relish is, well.. relish. Like pickles and onions. That to me would be a veggie crudite. Maybe yours is a TX thing?

Oh, and I've never had little smokies either!

Your daughter (whole family!) is so very beautiful, and you're right, she ROCKS that hat!

Justine :o )

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; What great New Years Day photos... and all that great food... oh and here at our home we use lot's of Ranch dressing..... lots' lol

have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your family gatherings always look like fun! Your daughter does look great in that hat.

Congrats on the win...what a great prize!

Sue

Marites said...

looks like a fun event for the famly:) and those food! i want to try some especially the ones in the relish try.

I really envy people who can actually look good wearing a hat. Somehow, i don't look good :( and your daughter really does.

Happy RT!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy Belated Birthday bj. I just saw that in your bio. I loved the photos. You're blessed with a wonderful family. We have black-eyed peas on New Year's Day too, I wonder how that tradition started? I have sweet tea everyday. I'm such a tea drinker :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

What great holidays you had!! And you are so right about the hat, she looks gorgeous in one!

Glad to hear you had so much happiness goin' on !

Hugs, Sherry

Theresa said...

Good looking family and food... yummy for sure! Your daughter is too cute in that hat:) You are one lucky dog to win that bag. Let's pack it and go somewhere, hehe! Enjoy your day dear BJ!

Diana said...

Woohoo! Another Texas blogger!

I am so glad you found the "Texas Gals" blog.

Enjoyed a first visit to yours.

Hope over to my personal blog soon, too!

Hootin' Anni said...

I do, I do so agree with you...the hat looks perfect on her!!

My Ruby Tuesday is HERE. Do come join me if you can find time today.

Shellbelle said...

This is my kind of feast, full of my favorite things. I posted pics of mine on my blog, but also on my nephew's Brigade page on Facebook, so that our Southern troops in Iraq could have virtual blackeyed peas, greens and cornbread on New Year's. They loved it.

Anyway I have two burning questions? What did we used to put with our relish trays before Ranch Dressing? It's been Ranch for so long, I can't remember. Next, is there a difference between Texas Sweet Tea and Georgia Sweet Tea?

Love, love, love hats and your daughter looks tres chic in hers!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yessssss, who could not notice that stylish hat!!!!!!!

Lucky daughter to be able to do that with such pinach... [Mmmmm, spelling???] Anyway, it means, 'with style.' :-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Style, which I'm sure she gets from her Mama!

chubskulit said...

I had so much fun looking at your photos, you have a lovely family!

Sharing my son's 3rd birthday

Judi said...

Hi BJ
What lovely family pictures you've shared with us. Your daughter looks very glamorous in her hat and yes wears it wonderfully.
You had delicious munchies yum...yum...it looks like you all had a good time.

All the best for this year to you BJ.

Thank you for the compliment on the bracelet. I will be posting one later this week with names on them. It is a double strand.

have a lovely day
Judi

Sage said...

Beautiful pictures; lovely daughter; she wears that hat very well; all good memories!

Anonymous said...

That Stacy is the cutest thing! That hat is adorable on her! That's such a good picture of her and her family. Wish Brooks had been awake so he could have been in it too.

Your New Year's Day meal looks delicious. Of course anything you make is delicious.

Loved this blog!
Martha

Marice said...

great photos BJ :) your daughter looks really lovely on that hat! and congrats on that lovely giveaway!

u may view mine here

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Ah, I envy people that can where hats. I love black-eyed peas and cornbread (any type!).

susan said...

BJ-What a good looking family! I agree with you on the cornbread--I don't think sugar is truly southern cornbread! Love the hat, but love the braid even more! It looks as if you started out the new year in the best possible way--surrounded by family and good food. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Brenda Eason said...

Girl I think we need Ranch by the gallon here. My son uses it to dip pizza and cheese sticks and anything else you can dip.
Everthing looks great.

Bearly Sane said...

Great family photos...love the hat but most of all I love those RED spotted plates you have there BJ...just can't help myself, I'm dotty! LOL!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Diann @ The Thrifty Grove said...

I love that crock beverage dispenser!

Kathleen Grace said...

Another fun family party:>) I love ranch dressing too, and veggies to dip in it. You won that great suitcase?! Now you need to figure out a fun place to go with it!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi BJ,
Aahh, family togetherness; you can't beat it! What a great crock dispenser! Now you've got me hankerin for some cornbread! Love it! Thanks for sharing and Happy REDnesday to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

~~Carol~~ said...

Looks like you had a wonderful New Year's Day celebration, surrounded by family and good food! LOVE those polka dot plates!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

SueLovesCherries said...

Yes, she looks great in the hat! You're making me drool by looking at the smokies and peas!

And, as a Massachusetts Republican - thanks for the Scott Brown promo in your sidebar!

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