It is the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) tradition to serve pork and sauerkraut as the first meal of the New Year to bring good luck for the year. This dish is usually accompanied by some yummy mashed potatoes which my mother used to tell us would dull the taste of the sauerkraut if you mixed them together. She was WRONG. All it did was make the potatoes taste bad and now instead of one nasty lump of sauerkraut on our plates we had a pile of mashed potatoes infected with sauerkraut. It takes a lot of milk to gag it all down.
I am coming as close as I can get to the tradition today with pork and a nice cabbage slaw. My husband is a little sad I won't let sauerkraut into my pantry, but I still haven't got past the childhood trauma, and well who wants the smell in the house? There are very few foods I really dislike and sauerkraut and raw onions are two of them.
In other news.. Happy New Year! I was up at midnight, but only because a kid woke me up.
My goals are still a bit of a work in progress. So far they look something like this:
I want to keep them pretty simple.
I will continue strength training and cross training. I didn't feel like this needed to be a goal since mostly they are both habit. I want to keep working with my kettle bell and use my sandbag, weights, etc. I will most likely continue with HIIT based training. I want to up my cycling miles this year to help prevent running injuries.
Do you have any traditional New Years meals? What foods do you avoid at all costs because you hate them so much?