I am a Tennessee girl in a California town,when I plan my New Year’s eats it is not difficult at all. We always had the same things every single year at my momma’s house and they were all pretty darn good. However, I do add a dash of California when I can because I did marry into this state and have learned to really love some of its cuisine. For example: Every Christmas Eve we enjoy guacamole and chips as an appetizer before dinner. I am half Latina and had never even thought of eating avocados on Christmas. We always had what I felt was traditional American fixing alongside our roast turkey and ham.
As a matter of fact, guacamole shows up at New Year’s Eve as well, and that is okay with me as long as I have the right cocktail alongside it I could eat it for every special occasion. My husband’s family buys some kind of instant mix at the grocery store to add to the mashed avocado, this was perplexing to me at first but I learned pretty quickly that they do not like to shy to far away from the packet flavored tradition so I keep my momma-mouth shut. When I was growing up we just sprinkle a little salt, squeeze of lemon and a dash of cumin if it was handy. That was all we put in avocados and simple is best in most instances. In California, the mashed avocado is like a blank slate and anything goes!
Here are a few of links to some awesome guacamole recipes.
Guacamole Three- Simple but very good.
I adore guacamole during the holidays now that I am living in California.
What is a favorite recipe for your New Year’s Eve of Day?