Cleaning out the Fridge equals: January 2023 edition

Roasted Red Grape and Chicken, over Goat Cheese Potato Gnocchi


Chicken with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce, Roasted Sunchokes, and Honeynut Squash, Apple, and Goat Cheese Puree (that became really loose…)


Roasted Cauliflower Steaks, with Bacon, Pinenut, and Crispy Onion Breadcrumbs, over Honeynut Squash, Apple, and Goat Cheese Puree.


Bacon, Pinenut, and Crispy Onion Breadcrumbed Cauliflower Bites, Roasted Sunchokes, and Blueberry BBQ Sass


Chicken Breast with Blueberry BBQ Sauce, over White Rice

New Years Day feast

Pork Loin with Grape and Pomegranate Sauce, Pan (not so) Fried Black Eyed Peas, Citrus and Honey Green Beans, and Buttered Pretzel Bread.

I mushed a lot of New Years Traditional Foods together.

Pork = Abundance because they root forwards rather than backwards like a chicken.

Pomegranate = Abundance. The Greeks believe that the pomegranate seeds symbolize fertility.

Grapes = In Spain they will eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight to bring luck for the next 12 months.

Black Eyed Peas = Wealth because they supposedly resemble coins.

Chinese Long Beans = Green = Wealth because money is green + Length = Longevity. In Asian cultures they believe noodles symbolize a long life.

Orange and Honey = The Chinese believe that eating Orange and Honey will bring good fortune, wealth, and money.

Buttered Pretzel Bread = Buttered Bread = Good Luck. The Irish believe that banging buttered bread on the door will ward off bad luck. And sharing buttered bread with friends will bring good luck + Pretzel = Luck and Prosperity. The Germans believe pretzels bring luck and prosperity… for some reason…