Many look forward to ringing in the New Year with favorite customs and traditions. What are yours?
In keeping with my Italian heritage we enjoy having a seafood dinner on New Years's Eve....then it is time to party and begin making the pizza (which my grandmother always made from scratch!) and a family favorite - sausage and onion "impenuladas " (goodness knows if that is spelled correctly!...no one ever wrote it out...). These are a stuffed bread treat with sausage, onions, cured olives and chunks of parmesan cheese all rolled in a kind of pizza dough, then baked...so yummy!
We would wait for the ball to drop from Times Square setting and serve these treats at the stroke of midnight, along with the champagne toast and the clanking of noise makers.
What memories and traditions do you and your students have?
It will be great to learn about all the other customs...
For New Years in my home we would have a party with friends and family. Everyone would bring a snack to share. Some of my mom’s favorite snacks included, pigs in a blanket, homemade salsa with chips, brownies, spicy Chex mix and puppy chow. We would have country western music blaring and the TV on to watch the ball drop. To ring in the new year, we would count down loudly and bag on pots and pans. We took the banging and yelling outside for all to hear. Then we would hug all the guest and wish them a Happy New Year’s. To this day, one of my favorite traditions is eating black eye peas on New Year’s Day for good luck