This is a day when people are making and sharing their New Year's Resolutions. What is it about this day that makes so many people make promises to themselves about improving their lives over blackeyed peas, cabbage and cornbread? I think it's the feeling of a fresh start--a new calendar, back to work or school, holiday decorations put away, or a new perspectives gained from spending time with friends and family over the holidays that we may not see often during the rest of the year. Some people have resolved to not make any New Year's resolutions. Maybe they believe they won't keep them, or maybe they makes resolutions throughout the year and don't see New Year's Day as a reason to make new ones. Whether you are making resolutions today or not, I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you. Here are some of my resolutions:
Family: Be in the moment when I am with them. Treasure every bit as the gift from God that it is.
Friends: Work harder to maintain contact with people I care about. Nurture both new and old friendships.
Finances: Spend less, save more.
Health: Eat less, excercise more. Take vitamins.
Home: Keep after it! Finally hang the family photos that have been in a box for six years.
GOD: Listen for His voice. Go to church more. Read my bible more.
I may not keep them all, but my life will be better for trying!
The recipe for today is a good one to make ahead on Saturday night for Sunday morning breakfast. I can pop it in the oven and it cooks while I get ready for church.
Recipe: Breakfast casserole In a large bowl, tear up three peices of bread, including crusts, into 1 in. pieces. Add 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, and 3/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon, sausage or ham. In another bowl, mix together 1 cup milk, 4 eggs, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp dry mustard. Pour milk and egg mixture over bread mixture, tossing lightly. Pour into a greased 9 x 9 square pan, cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes. Serves four. This can be doubled for a larger group, and baked in a 9 x 13 dish.