Made some Hoppin’ John and Smothered Cabbage for the first day of the new year. Because, who couldn’t use some luck and money in the coming year?

Intention for 2021: Be gracious, patient, and forgiving. Even though it’s not the best that can be done, most are doing the best they can.

“Just do it on the cheek and not the lips! Jeepers!”

— Beatrix, age 12, has thoughts about kissing at midnight (or anytime, actually).