Friday, January 2, 2009

Luck in the New Year

Pork and sauerkraut is a traditional meal for the new year here in NePA. I think it stems from the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) heritage. I’ve heard lentil soup is served in the south, and fish is eaten elsewhere. The pork dish is supposed to be lucky, but it didn’t turn out that way for our beloved Nittany Lions. They were defeated by USC in the Rose Bowl game. As enthusiastic Penn State fans, we had considered going to Pasadena, but eventually decided against making the trip. Guess that was a good decision. Hope the fans who made the trip had a good time though.

This holiday break has been longer than usual. Since I don’t have work until Monday, I’m hoping to take in a movie. I haven’t seen any recently so it will be a tough decision. I’m considering Marley and Me, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Any recommendations?

1 comment:

  1. I have no food traditions for New Years but I did watch some of the game. A former classmate of my daughter's is on USC's coaching staff so we watched for glimpses of him and could be happy with either team winning. That probably sounds like a betrayal to you loyal Penn State fans, right?