Totally ripped from Bob, Van's Celtic New Year carries such a sweetness:
I think a bit of Van Morrison goes a long way in making the New Year celebration complete. The Celtic New Year is usually celebrated on November 1st, and that seems much more sensible than cramming all the holidays together in 30 days. Still, the song serves well for the winding down part of January 1, 2008.
It was a beautiful day all around.
The JR proclaimed we would have pancakes--a rarity-- for breakfast and so we had the lightest and fluffiest of pancake recipes, with a few bites of bacon, and elegant Mimosas for breakfast. For the football games, a bit of Hormel Chili w/o beans mixed with melted Velveeta and served with tortilla chips. So WRONG!! Then, of course, a wonderful Roast Beast, braised in a bit of the morning's leftover coffee and few other secret ingredients, its stock reduced down with some mushrooms and Merlot for gravy, a bit of black-eyed peas for good luck, a large pot of sumptuous collard greens, and the Jolly Roger's skillet cornbread--short, crispy, and toothy--finished up the decidedly Southern sensibilities and traditions for the New Year.
Hope the rest of the year is just as delicious, peaceful, and prosperous for you and yours.