New Year’s Day Traditions

On New Year’s Day I will be on KOMO 1000 talking about traditions and how we all celebrate the New Year differently. I would love to hear about some of your own New Year’s Day traditions. Please post a comment below to share your traditions with me and be sure to tune in January 1st at 4:15 and 6:15 PST. You can also hear it online at I’m excited to hear from you!

Posted by Kathy on December 13th, 2008  |  Comments (8) |  |  Posted in Recent Posts

8 Responses to “New Year’s Day Traditions”

  1. Jill Says:

    On New Year’s Day I like to sleep in late and let the champagne wear off… then go to brunch with my girlfriends and gossip about the great night we all had. I don’t know if that’s a tradition or not but I do it every year, so it must be becoming one!

  2. Betty Casey Says:

    Kathy, I like to make hangtown fry for a late breakfast – made with local oysters and lots of crisp bacon. Very northwest.

  3. Tammy's dad, Bill Says:

    Hi Kathy and John.

    We DID the fruitcakes today. Six of the best Jack Daniels and they look jus’ like yours!!

    Gonna send one to Wayne, too.


  4. Tammy's dad, Bill Says:

    Hi Kathy and John.

    Made the Jack Daniels fruitcakes today. Gonna send one to Wayne.
    Bill and Marlene

  5. Kathy Says:

    Hi Bill and Marlene,
    Glad you liked the fruitcakes!

    Happy Holidays,

  6. Scott Surdyke Says:

    New Years is all about the roasted, herb-crusted Leg of Lamb. It’s also time for us to argue with mom about whether to use a meat thermometer. Mom insists on cooking “the old fashioned way” (without), while we argue that we’ve had one too many dry Legs of Lamb and that its time for a thermometer. We cut slits in the lamb and stuff it with lots of garlic, and we make a great sauce of the lamb “jus” combined with our grandma’s mint jelly (YUM!). Of course, New Years is also a day where we HAVE TO serve good ol’ retro clam dip made with canned clams, cream chees, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce..

  7. Janice Vaughns Says:

    Hi Kathy
    If I’m lucky I get to sleep in which is always a plus. But Cooking Black Eye Peas, Collard Greens and Corn bread. I cooked all this at Dish D’lish in the market and made all the kids have at least one bite for Good Lucky in the New Year. I think they all did well. At Calamity Jane’s we will be serving the Good Luck dish the first week of January. What’s your tradition?

  8. Kathy Says:

    HI Janice – that sounds good! YOu know I love Dim Sum on these holidays – or we also like to do oyster stew — or if just hanging at the house I love to cook up a pot roast in red wine – yum – it makes the house smell soo good!