Did y’all have a good New Year’s Eve?
I always feel so strange on New Year’s Eve because I’m just getting ready to go out around the time I normally am ready for bed! This year, before leaving for a party, I ate a healthy dinner, making sure to incorporate at least one “lucky” food:
The “lucky” food was my Ginger-Cashew Kale. And yes, I did also make the gumbo I wrote about a few days ago, but that was part of my New-Year’s-Day lucky dinner.
- 1 and 1/2 cups cooked or frozen kale (120g)
- 1-2 tbsp sesame ginger salad dressing (such as Newman’s Own)
- Raw or roasted cashews, sliced
- grated fresh ginger, optional
If the kale is frozen, microwave the kale for 2 minutes, then add the salad dressing and stir. Throw in some cashews and the ginger, if using. I usually like this cold, but it’s good hot, too.
Also eaten: grilled veggies, tomatoes, and Home Alone Pilaf.
Grilled veggies? In December? Yes, mother nature threw a 60-degree day in, so I had to take advantage. For the pilaf, I used rye flakes, but I’ve also tried it with kamut flakes, oats, barley flakes, and even spelt flakes.
Then, finally, at around 9PM, I set off to start the night, which included lots of noise and lots of dancing. I was super-tired by the time I climbed into bed (around 2:30AM), but it was so worth it. And I was the designated driver, which meant no hangover!
How did you spend your New Year’s Eve?
Did you eat anything off the List of Lucky New Year Foods?