January 4, 2016


I woke up missing home....in Mississippi.
New Years Day....
Mother always had on The Rose Parade,
a Pork Roast in the oven
the formal dining table set for our New Year's Day dinner.

I never in my life remember Mother serving Black-eyed peas...never!!

But, the darling does insist on them...you know, for good luck!

And so....our New Year's dinner is tradition....
Pork Roast and Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes, Black Eyed Peas and Green Peas..
Good Luck and Good Fortune...money honey!

Now, I will brag on my pork roast...
it is AMAZING!!!!

Since it's just the two of us now,
I buy a pork loin, rather than a roast.
I always buy the marinated Herb and Garlic Hormel Pork loin.
Brown it on all sides in olive oil.
Place it in the crock pot....
add one can of French Onion Soup
one jar of Sauerkraut...
cook on low for 6-8 hours....
Marvelous I tell you...perfect every time...
and the aroma alone will make your tummy growl........

Then it was on to an afternoon matinee......

We saw The Big Short....
fast paced....
Great Acting....
Very complicated!

Now y'all go out and make it a great day! 


  1. I love pork roast and sauerkraut. I haven't had it in years and now my mouth is watering. Yum! Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Snap! I so hope you try this soon! I know you're going to enjoy it! Wishing you a lovely month of January, 2016. Can you believe it? Hugs!!

  2. Have never seen that particular pork, but bet it is yummy. And with sauerkraut. Husband would like that! :-)

    Thinking he would enjoy that movie, also. Well "enjoy" isn't the right word. Rather, find it interesting.

    And anything in a crock pot, is wonderful, to me!

    1. I would recommend the movie...it's certainly insightful as what happened to the house market crash in 2008....made alot of people rich....have a try at the pork roast....I think you will enjoy it!

  3. Have never enjoyed the pork roast/sauerkraut combination. Sounds as if I should give it a try some fine winter day.

    1. Have I mentioned how lovely and uniquely Estelle's your new header is? I mean to say that I always know that I am here.

    2. Have I mentioned how lovely and uniquely Estelle's your new header is? I mean to say that I always know that I am here.

    3. Thank you so very much Vee! It speaks of winter and January I think. I hope you try the pork roast...it's quite the tradition up North....thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind comments. Hugs!!!

  4. You pork roast dinner looks so yummy! I'm in agreement with Vee about your new header. It is gorgeous!! Sending Happy New Year wishes to you both! xx Pam

    1. Hi there Pamela! It's so great to have you stop by today! I do hope you try the recipe and love it! Wishing you a beautiful and healthy New Year! Thank you for your kind comments!

  5. Mercy that dinner looks amazing! I have a pork shoulder in the oven today and black eyed peas cooking in a big pot. We are a few days behind because we were out of town on the first.

    You sure are close to me!! We need to meet for lunch one day. ;)

  6. Happy New Year! Oh, my mouth is watering looking at your dinner! Yum! I love sauerkraut with a few hot dog wieners in it! ;) Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your kindness. Here's to another year of blogging with you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Hello Darling, I will be trying my next pork roast with some french onion soup added to it!
    It looks wonderful! My MIL always made this dish for special dinners! I also love saurkraut and it really is so good for you!
    Happy New Years to you both!
    Hugs, Roxy

  8. Hi there!! I remember pork and sauerkraut from my childhood.. Mom would make a big pot of it with mashed potatoes... YUM... Ofcourse i have no idea how to make it myself and hubby has never had it. Thank you for the exact brand of pork.. I'll have to see if i can find it.. Can you pass along what brand of sauerkraut you use?? French onion soup... i had no idea... wonder if mom put that in there too... Ofcourse she didnt use a crock pot but stood over the stove... i LOVE my crock pot however! Hugs! deb

  9. Once long time ago I would make spareribs with sauerkraut so I think that counts. I remember that it had caraway seeds in it. I don't eat sauerkraut much, maybe I should. Your New Years plate loves divine but for me, somehow the green peas just don't fit. I am not sure why. Maybe it's the two peas together. Am I being weird? I do that sometimes.


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