Equally my new mascot and New Years Menu is all I need to start 2020 off in fine style. Until recently, I had no idea that I even needed a mascot. Maybe the artist Fred Marchman knew I needed a mascot when he sold me this painting. Then Men-nu wandered into my life, a loving gorgeous creature with smoky green eyes. Could I? Would I? Should I? Yet how could I say no?
To say nothing of the fact that Men-nu found me. With clear vision he realized I needed a mascot to keep me focused and in my writing chair. Someone to provide a gentle nudge towards the writing machine I call my computer. As a creative with an overactive idea generator a writing partner would help keep me on task. Maybe even keep me away from the dreaded Satan’s eyeball AKA tv.
First of all, this lover of all things seafood could distract me away momentarily long enough to scratch under his chin. Indeed possibly even move me out of the chair long enough to locate the little squirrel stuffed with catnip or toss him a treat.
Secondly, my new mascot needed a new home as much as I needed a writing partner.
Why did I need a writing partner?
In addition, writing projects, non fiction books and research materials were piling up on more than one desk in my home. In light of a desire to create and put a pen to paper or fingers to keys needed a gentle motivator besides my natural inclinations. After work or end of the day fatigue was sucking my energy, brain power and vitality.
After all, vitamins were clearly only going to do so much with this twenty year old plus plus plus body and booty. Clearly a mascot is exactly what I needed and in walked Men-nu. Above all in 2020, I want to complete several writing ideas that I have had on my mind. My new mascot and New Years Day menu should give me a winning start for 2020. No point in tempting the fates.
My new Mascot and New Year’s Day Menu
Of course, I have no intention of sharing my mascot Men-nu but I will share a winning New Year’s day menu. Last but not least here are a few recipes that will go well with the new year. Please let me know what you think if you cook any of them. Genuinely, I would love to hear your feedback.
In summary, January 1st of any year is a good day to reflect about the past and start a list of improvements. Mix it up with great friends,food, favorite vino or handcrafted cocktails and football if you must. Especially this is a winning combination for any party and day of the year.
Blessing to you and yours,
Love from Mimi’s Kitchen
PS- Sadly I do not have a black eyed pea recipe to add to the New Years Day menu. Over the next year I will add this to my list of things to create. Here is a link to one of my favorite chefs John Folse for his Cajun Black Eyed Peas. I have not tried this recipe but his food has always been fabulous. Although, I believe that his recipe will feed more than the 6 servings that it indicates.