Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year MMXI, Best of 2010 and Lucky Foods to eat on New Year's Day

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I wish all my loyal readers a Happy and Prosperous MMXI. 

My facebook buddy BNV sent me a thoughtful, touching wish and I am passing this along to you all -
May you have 
Enough happiness to keep you smiling.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you thoughtful.
Enough failure to keep you humble. 

Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough faith and courage in yourself to banish depression.
Enough wealth to meet your daily needs.
Enough determination to make each day a better day than yesterday.
Have a wonderful year ahead. :-)

While I am definitely looking forward to all that is in store for 2011, I fondly look back and remember a few of my favorite recipes from the 190+ recipes I have posted. Hope you try a few of my favorites..

But before that I want to tell you guys that I kicked off 2011 on the right foot by toasting the New Year with fizzed-up POM juice(POM juice + bubbly) since Pomegranate is associated with prosperity.
My breakfast menu will definitely feature Hoppin John, a dish with Black-eyed Peas for good luck/good fortune.I will eat at-least 365 beans, one for every day of the year. And yes there will be plenty of greens, like spinach and collards, the color of money.** Wink** **Wink**

 Here is a Southern Saying on eating a dish of Hoppin' John on New Year's Day -
            Eat poor that day, eat rich the rest of the year. 
            Rice for riches and peas for peace.
For more on the history check here.

Now we move on to "Top Thirty Recipes of 2010", a few of my favorites that has repeatedly graced my table and warmed my heart.

In no particular 'course' or 'order' -
  1. Baked OrangeMarmalade-Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
  2. Baghare Bhaingan - Teeny Tiny Masala Stuffed Eggplants
  3. My Fabulous "Turkey" MeatLoaf
  4. Chocolate and Bread Pudding
  5. Sweet Potato Stuffed Puran Poli
  6. Maharashtrian Sugar And Spice Stuffed Eggplants
  7. Herbed Vegan Fried Rice
  8. Tuscan Pot Pie
  9. Puff Pastry Pillows
  10. Turkish Tabbouleh
  11. South Indian Dhal Fritters
  12. Fast Fusion Pizza
  13. Celere Root Remoulade
  14. Minty Mixed Vegetable Pilaf
  15. Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Filled French Crepes
  16. SoudZouKakia--Greek Style Smyrna Sausages
  17. Stepped-Up Oatmeal with Fresh Fruits, Dates And Honey
  18. Skillet "Mutter Paneer"
  19. Puff Pastry Spinach And Cheese Swirls
  20. Steamed Sweet Rice Dumplings "Kozhukattai/Modaks"
  21. Fenugreek Flatbread "Methi Roti"
  22. Mixed Fruit Kesari
  23. Potato Croquettes With Apricot, Prune And Tamarind Chutney
  24. String Hoppers
  25. Fiery Tomato Chutney
  26. Hard Boiled Fried Egg
  27. Malaysian Lacey Bread "Roti Jala"
  28. Stuffed Deep Fried Italian Peppers
  29. Stuffed and Shallow-Fried Okra
  30. Turkish Milk and Flour Pudding "Muhallebi"
 Enjoy and look forward to more recipes this year.
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  1. E 'la prima visita al tuo blog e adoro le tue ricette, vi invito a visitare il mio.
    Felice 2011. Saluti da VIGO ESPAÑA MARIMI

  2. great collection of recipes...a very Happy New year to you too.

  3. Awesome recipe CL and WIsh u and ur Family Happy and prosperous New Year !!!

  4. Happy new year! All of these recipes sound delicious!

  5. Wishing you and ur family a happy and prosperous new year..Lovely collection of delicious dishes.

  6. Happy birthday dear, love your way of writing 2001 :)

    Nice menu.

  7. Great collection of recipes.

    Wishing you and your family a happy 2011 :-)

  8. Great post and great year, full of yummy recipes CL....
    may u have a wonderful year ahead...Wishing u and ur family a safe and healthy New year MMXI!! ;))

  9. Happy New Year! Your recipes always sound good!

  10. Great recipes...
    Happy New Year to u and ur family!!

  11. sounds like delicious year wish you and your family a very happy new year CL :)

  12. That is an impressive list of recipes. I browsed through many of them and they all sound delicious. I love yo visit here. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  13. there is an award for u at my blog...please collect it! :))

  14. Dear Lassie
    How are you? happy New year!!!
    I like this ready reference...but did not see my voodoo drink in the list ha ha .
    let me see what all I have missed.
    Have a nice day


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