It was just going to be another ordinary day, chez Cookiecrumb and Crankycrumb. But a couple of bold friends decided to infuse our new year's day with friendship, cordiality, and eating. I say bold, because Anita and Cameron invited themselves to stop over, driving down from their vacation stay in Napa. We were on their way back home.
Amazingly, we pulled together a traditional feast made with food already on the premises. Dried black-eyed peas. Brussels sprouts in the fridge. Bacon in the freezer. Onion and garlic in the onion and garlic bowl. Homemade pear vinegar.
It was supposed to be a humble Hoppin' John, but the ingredients were so ratcheted up (Prather bacon, local brussels sprouts instead of cabbage) that we decided to call it Hiphop Jonathan.
Happy New Year to all of you!