My first post of the New Year!
At midnight, I got a kiss from the fella, then set out scalded 2 liter bottles to dry so I can fill them with rice, beans or sugar tomorrow!
Talk about devotion to food storage, lol!
Tomorrow we will have Hopping John (rice + black-eyed peas + ham hock), cabbage cooked with sausage and apples and collard greens. Traditional January 1st meal in my family.
I hope all of my readers have a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!
The first week in January is when I take inventory of my food storage, make a shopping list of items needed and budget out when I can get them during the new year. I also make a list of household items needed for the next year. I generally stock up in January and February on items that are on sale after the holidays (nuts in the shell, baking items, etc) for the next year. Also an excellent time to find certain grocery items on sale...fresh cranberries (they freeze GREAT), frozen turkeys and sometimes ham.
At most stores, gift sets of bath items (shower gel, bubble bath, etc) are on sale at really good prices! Fancy little gift soap sets can be had for next to nothing! Buy your Christmas cards for 2011 now, too!
Now to get some sleep...the Darlin' Man has offered to take the morning feeding and let me sleep in!