Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy, Happy New Year!


Thought I'd start the New Year off with some family photos I haven't shown before.

Top on is my hubby when we were on a camping trip with eldest daughter and her hubby, and of course, Archie--the most important part of their family, and one pretty wonderful dog.

In the second picture is Lori, our youngest daughter, who is often camera-shy. But that's a particular good photo of her. At the time, she was training that pup for a service dog.

Today, we'll have other members of the family over for out traditional seafood gumbo. It's something we do on New Year's Day. I use the turkey carcass from Thanksgiving as the base for the soup of the gumbo. The rest of the ingredients are chicken stock, chopped onions and celery, sliced okra, tomatoes, a dash of Tabasco, shrimp and crab legs, served over a scoop of white rice. Easy to make and delicious.

In the past we've had many at our table for this feast including my mom who loved the crab legs/

Today the guests included daughter Lisa, her hubby, Henry, granddaughter Melissa, grandson Aaron and granddaughter Carolyn.

Here's to a great year for all of my followers.

Marilyn

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year, Marilyn. Love the photos. Here's hoping 2012 is a great year for you and your family.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thanks, Cheryl, and the same to you and your family.

The gumbo turned out great, by the way.