Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Of all the weird New Years traditions...

...I've oftened wondered about the whole eating black-eye peas and/or cabbage ones.

I don't know about you but those two particular items make me... ummm.... ummmm... ummm....

OK, let me phrase this a bit more delicately by quoting a great poet of another generation:

"Beans, beans the magic fruit,
the more you eat the more you toot."

And you can pretty much substitute the word "cabbage" there. At least for me.

But actually I have to tell you I have to use a different tense when referring to this problem....because it actually only USED to and it doesn't ANY MORE!

And no, this isn't an blog-ad for bean-o.

It's not a blog-ad at all.

It's really just part of the full-service I want to offer to you, my lovely and beloved readers.

And here's what it is.

Crystallized ginger.

Yup, you just whip up your favorite "poetry inducing" pot of something but throw in a few finely diced up pieces of crystallized ginger into the pot. It doesn't effect the taste at all AND it eliminates the possibility of having to quote that little poem to a room full of people.

AND ginger is supposed to be very healthful for you!

So pick up a big jar of this stuff and keep it in your fridge.

So that your New Year can be spent in endeavors other then reciting poetry.

You're welcome.

Sigh.

28 comments:

Brenda said...

That is a good tip to know. With my family it is corn beef and cabbage. My mother would not have missed cabbage on New Years day ever, but hubby does not care a lot for it so I have not followed through on it often. Having grand daughters, I'm guessing not this year either. I do not think they would like it. I'm thinking Pizza.

Busy Bee Suz said...

what a great tip!!! although I don't have that problem, but the other 3 in my house? YES. But do they care if they induce poetry? NO. *sigh*

Jules said...

I never heard about ginger before.....have heard the poem though.

Holly said...

I must be much to young as I've not heard of having cabbage or the beans for New Years or New Years Eve. Okay, that was a lie. The part about being too young that is, not the part about not knowing I was suppose to be eating cabbage or beans for New Years. I do know about resolutions though and now I'll have to add to my list - I will not tell a lie. Does it help to write it over and over again?

Terri and Bob said...

I make a big pot of beans for New Year's Day and so Bob'll have to go out and get me some crystallized ginger tomorrow for it!

Cynthia said...

Damm, girl, is there anything you don't know?

Diana said...

But think of all of the endless tunes that you'd be missing!

I've never heard of this Jenny. Very interesting.
Love Di

Wanda said...

Did not know of this use for ginger, Jenny. I am just making a big pot of soup with a little of everything in it for good luck...covering all bases!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We always have lentil beans on New Years Day for good luck...they are supposed to look like coins..or at least my husband says so! LOL

I've used bean-o and it works...crystalized ginger sounds even better!

Hope you and your family have a happy healhty and prosperous 2010 Jenny!

Hugs, Pat

Jana said...

I love crystalized ginger!! i used to make it from scratch in WA all the time! I knew they used it for morning sickness but I didnt realize it was also great for your bean consuming issues...you crack me up...how do you do it all the time?

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Jenny! My hubby needs this solution.....:)

laterg8r said...

hilarious, never heard of the weird new year food tradition or the gas solution :D

Cassie said...

Okay, where do you get crystallized ginger? The grocery store? On my way...thanks for the tip!
Have a fabulous new year!

Jana said...

ps morsel code is still cracking me up!

Jennifer said...

Ha, I'm not going to go into the details of our family's problems, but let's just say I might be turning to your genius more often.

Julie Schuler said...

Everyone here has sauerkraut and pork, either a pork roast or just some hot dogs and kielbasa. If I get invited to a party, I will slip some ginger into the sauerkraut.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow, how cool a suggestion is that?!? Thank you.

And wishing you and yours, a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Bits-n-Pieces said...

You are so wise!! Thank you for imparting this knowledge upon us! I will have to remember it tomorrow!

Yuppies Gone Homesteading said...

Thank you Jenny, for the great advice!! I will trying that soon! I have a container of Crystalized Ginger in my pantry and never knew the purpose of such a item. But now I know!!

hadassahrose said...

How interesting. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a happy new year!

Peace.

My name is PJ. said...

This was an excellent Public Service!

I'd never heard of that before, so I've been living by the Beano Creedo.

I'm a fan of ginger, so when Chef Stu comes back from NC so that someone is actually cooking in this house and not just heating, well, I will have to have him try it!

When you wrote "Your Welcome." it made me laugh out loud.

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for your kind words Jenny!

Happy New Year! :)

Lori E said...

Can I feed it to my dog? I'm just saying.
Thanks for the visit and the great tip.

Our really empty nest said...

Jenny, thanks so much for stopping by, and for your sweet words! I think I will be investing in the ginger for a few family members who will remain nameless! A Happy and Healthy New YEar to you and yours! Sue

All My Yesterdays said...

Hey Jenny,
First, I'm glad you found my blog too and I yours (O:
Next, I'm laughing cause I always knew the poem as *the MUSICAL* fruit..you know, the musical notes that are.. ummm.. shared? But then they can be magical too (o;
And finally, what a toot er.. hoot you are! Thanks for sharing your knowledge of such useful things, and your humor! Have a wonderful 2010!

My Grama's Soul said...

Your post cracked me up! What a way to end the year on such an hysterical note.

Thanks for stopping by to say hi, and look forward to getting to know you better in the coming year.

Happy New Year,

Jo

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Here on blogger is the first time that i ever heard of black eyed peas for new year's good luck! I have learned a thing or two on blogger this past year, many things in fact. What a nice post you wrote and shared with us. Just wanted to thank you for the lovely comment on my recent snow angels post, and to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year from germany, where 2010 has arrived already. The snow flurries are falling as I write and the fireworks are lighting up the sky. I prefer to see them from inside the house, where the noise is not quite so bad. :-) Wishing you all the best. Debby

Christine said...

Ah, most excellent advice and hopefully it will work for me. I LOVE cabbage and beans and raw veggies...but, alas, they despise me. We used to get along but somewhere along the way we disagreed.

Thank you so much for the tip...I'm seriously going to add this to my list and pick it up the next time I'm out.