I believe 2015 is going to be a great year. I mean just look at 2015 it even looks cool! I remember when James started kindergarten and they announced his class as the Class of 2015. I thought OMG that’s so far away. Well OMG here it is and my baby boy will be graduating this year and heading to Syracuse University. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. Last night we headed up to the Carrier Dome aka “Loud House” and it was 20 degrees with the wind whipping just like I remember it some 30 years ago! At that moment I asked James if maybe he wanted to go to Florida State instead? Emphatically he said NO! He is sold to be Forever Orange like his Mom! I’m bursting with Orange Pride!
So to start off the New Year I will carry on another tradition in my family and make some lentil soup. Here is a repost from one of my newsletters and the story that goes along with it. Enjoy and have a safe, happy, healthy and lucky New Year!
Every year on New Year’s Day my Italian grandmother used to insist we go to her house to eat some Lentil soup. As a child I would do so because she used to tell me it would bring me luck and wealth all year. Of course, as an Irish kid as well who wouldn’t like a little luck! Lentil soup doesn’t look that inviting but it tastes good, is good for you, and according to what Grandma Sue used to say it brings you a little bit of luck.
Who can’t use that?! My mother carries the tradition and James is following suit; he loves Grandma’s lentil soup too. In fact he calls it “Grandma’s Good Luck Soup!”
Try some with your family on New Year’s Day.
Grandma's Lentil Soup
Eat, enjoy, and may the luck and wealth be with you!
Happy New Year!
From my family to yours – have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
I love Ms Julia Childs so much. Im 56 now and a manly Man, but I grew up loving to cook and watching every episode of Ms Julia Childs in the kitchen . God Bless Julia.