2021 is here… I hope it is nicer than 2020 was (total jerk, am I right?).

We are officially THREE days into 2021 and so far so good! I suppose one could assume this is because I haven’t done much or expected anything. I counter that it MIGHT be because of the lucky foods I prepared for myself and my *hubster the past few days.

There are three categories of lucky foods we consumed in hopes of a thrilling (or at least less crappy) new year:

  1. Round Foods- circular foods represent continuity, unity, and the year coming full circle. I went a bit overboard with this one because it was so easy to do. Stay tuned- there are pictures below.
  2. Rice and Noodles- starches symbolize abundance because they swell when they are cooked! We had rice pudding and ramen… on different days because we have health goals. 🙂 Oh- it is also lucky to find an almond in rice pudding over the holidays. So I put an almond in both of our dishes. You cannot be TOO lucky in 2021…
  3. Pork- Germans and Pennsylvania Dutch (shout out to Lancaster County, PA) believe pork brings progress because they are always moving forward. I cannot help but think of the Samuel L. Jackson scene in Pulp Fiction where he describes pigs as “filthy animals.” So I don’t. Team Vincent Vega over here.
    1. Marzipan Pig- not technically pork, but also lucky. So I threw one of those bad boys on top of our rice pudding. As you’ll see below, it looked like a decapitated pig head. Perhaps I was trying to scare 2021 with a “come at me, bro” vibe. Or maybe I knew it was too sweet for us and a whole marzipan pig would be overkill. One will never know (because I am mysterious and will NEVER tell).

*My husband does not like the term “hubster,” but it has become less of an issue in nearly a decade of wedded bliss.

Round Foods

Rice and Noodles

Pork

So, if we are billionaires with 8-pack abs at the end of 2021, you might want to watch this video where I made a terrifying marzipan pig head. Because CLEARLY that’s the key to this whole dang thing…

Also, shout out to these melting potatoes:

While this picture didn’t fit the aesthetic of my Instagram account, it is SOOOOOO pretty and the potatoes taste even better than they look. OMG.

Happy 2021!

Farmhouse Delivery

Hello, pals!

I have been receiving Farmhouse Delivery produce and other delicious treats for the past few months. It may sound silly, but one thing I have always wanted was to have some sort of CSA/local produce subscription to support local businesses AND encourage me to eat more veggies (because I would eat cake 24/7 if left alone tbh).

One SUPER quick meal I have made twice is pulled pork sliders. This uses precooked pork that you just reheat- it already arrives seasoned and delish! Farmhouse Delivery also sells little challah rolls, which work well as sliders. I freeze the leftovers for bread pudding french toast (post on that soon).

I also made a delicious salad using parts of this week’s produce box: rasishes, butter lettuce, carrot, and apple. I also purchased an apple dijon dressing, which made this salad an autumnal treat!

Items that were NOT delivered to my door by Farmhouse Delivery: in the salad I added sliced cucumber, dried cranberries, and almond slices. The sandwiches had melted muenster cheese and pickles.

SO delicious. SO easy. And my partner has requested this easy meal as a repeat. Let’s hope Farmhouse keeps these items so I can make it a third time.

xo,