|New Year's Eve Traditions New and Old|
December 31, 2002
Off to work in a few minutes....library day, so i'm not complaining, even about working on New Year's Eve. Not even about having to work an extra hour and a quarter.
When i get home, i have to get the lustpuffs made, and then change into my pajamas so we can go over to Karen & Scott's for our 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Pajama Party. i've decided to just make the lustpuffs, and bring them over there to bake them.
This year, we're watching "Lord of the Rings" on their DVD player. We'll order in Chinese Food, and we'll watch the ball fall from Times Square, toast with sparkling grape juice, and then, shortly after that, we'll come home.
Last year, we had a real good time. None of us likes to go out partying on New Year's, and we all just stay home. H and i have a tradition of ordering Chinese take-out, and Karen & Scott have a tradition of eating "party food" (chips & dip, and cheese and munchies)...so we combined traditions (hence the lust puffs and Chinese take out)
Growing up, my family tradition was to have homemade pizza on New Year's Eve. My grandmother would make several large Sicilian style pizzas....with varying combinations of sausage, pepperoni, onions, anchovies. We'd nibble on pizza all night, while watching Guy Lombardo ring in the New Year.
When i married, i carried on the tradition, until the year i had to work on New Year's Eve. Homemade pizza takes time...nearly all day, by the time you raise the dough, make the sauce, brown the sausage, etc.
When Grandma got too old to continue making pizza, my brother took over that tradition. He still makes homemade pizzas for Mom and Dad and himself on New Year's Eve.
It was H who came up with the idea of Chinese Take Out...and since it was less work for me, i embraced the new tradition.
i like this even newer one even more.... relaxing and spending time with friends, still close to home.
If i don't get a chance to write again today (which is doubtful)....
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!