Pork and Sauerkraut
have been a New Year's Day staple forever. This year, because of the miasma of age, I was unprepared for January 1, and so had the pork, but not enough sauerkraut, and no potatoes for mashed potatoes, so I said, "Screw it" and whopped my pork roast into the oven for three hours to roast. Last year I did the sauerkraut and pork and dumplings and mashed potatoes for "LUCK" and 2005 was one of the suckiest years I've ever experienced.
The roast was exquisite. Apparently sauerkraut isn't necessary for good fortune. At least so far. More on New Year's tomorrow.