Thursday, January 1, 2009

An Old Beginning to a New Year!

It's New Years Day and my family and I started off the new year with an Old Fashion home cooked breakfast.

My dad bought an old wood cook stove last year and he had the best idea of preparing breakfast on it New Year's Day!

Dad started off by heating up the stove with split pieces of oak wood while mom prepared the cured ham meat for frying. Once the stove was ready and the ham hot and frying............the aroma was a mixture of burning oak and cured ham. It brought back memories for Dad, he told us about how grandma would cook for them when he was a child. My niece who is 11 was a bit amazed. I tried to explain to her how the stove worked without electric. I think it was very educational for her and I hope she will always remember it and request we do it more often.

Our meal consisted of: Buttermilk biscuits, cured ham, gravy, red eyed sop, eggs, garlic potatoes, fried apples and homemade grape jelly. I felt so blessed to be gathered around the table with good food, the best family anyone could ask for and the love of God in my heart. I end my new Year's Day with a joyful heart. I hope everyone had a blessed New Year's Day. I'd love to hear how you celebrated the day!


Cured Ham frying in a iron skillet.

Buttermilk biscuits ready to bake!

Baked to perfection! Hubby sneaks one out to give em a try!
After one bite...............he's all smiles :)

Two eggs sunny side up frying on an iron griddle.


My*Prim*Cottage said...

That just looks so wonderful! What great memories you are making! Love the old stove.

We did our usual pork roast with saurkraut, dumplings, etc. It's a tradition I learned from my parents, too. My Dad passed 3 years ago this past October 13th. I miss him everyday, but holidays really bring the memories back.

Happy New Year! ~Beth~

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

That is so neat...I've never seen that before and I bet the food tasted just wonderful:0

Beehind Thyme said...

OMGoodness... what an awesome way to prepare breakfast. My mother had one of these stoves when I was growing up, if only I could have one today. That is on my 'HOPE' list!

Breakfast looks soooooooo good, LOL... I think I will have to go gather up some eggs for cooking now to go w/ my coffee.

Many Blessings 2 You in 2009, Pamela

Gathering Hope said...

What a beautiful breakfast, pioneer style
Blessings for 2009!

This simple Life said...

How lucky are you. That just sounds wonderful.

Kathy said...

One of my favorite memories is a cowboy style breakfast in WY on a cold winter morning with my hubby long ago. I love your old stove. Happy 2009

Terry said...

I haven't had a chance to stop by and wish you Happy New Year.
Your breakfast looked so delicious, and brought back memories of my dad fixing Sun. breakfast for us growing up. He was raised in KY, and made the best buttermilk biscuits I've ever had.
Love the old cook stove!