Eat in Month Begins + New Years Good Luck Meal

Eat in Month officially began today. We’ve been eating out quite a bit the last couple weeks, so I was looking forward to some home-cooked food today.

Hubby and i had plans to go to IKEA today to get some more stuff for the house. While we normally would have planned to eat at the IKEA cafe, we decided to get something from home instead, thanks to Eat in Month!

We decided to revisit brunch since we liked it so much the first time.


For lunch, I refreshed some of those mini frittatas (from today’s kicka$$ brunch) in the oven at 375 for about 5 minutes.


I zapped the hazelnut cinnamon rolls in the microwave to heat them up. I would have baked them, too, but I wasn’t sure how the icing would handle it, not to mention, we were in a bit of a rush to get to IKEA and oven-re-heating is pretty slow.



Brunch…err…lunch is served! Sure, it’s a bit repetitive from brunch, but these frittatas aren’t going to eat themselves! Not to mention they were pretty freakin tasty!


Banana for a fruit serving.

We hit up IKEA and came home with curtains (yay!) but no furniture…not yet at least.

It was almost 8pm by the time we got home and I was not exactly looking forward to cooking, but I was looking forward to eating home-cooked food. The cooking part actually ended up relaxing me quite a bit, though I did manage to skip my usual in-process photos.

I only have the final results:


New Years Good Luck Meal: pan-seared chicken breast, pan gravy, black eyed peas, and collard greens.


We always eat blacked eyed peas and collard greens for New Years…it’s good luck!

Hubby shocked me by saying the black eyed peas were his fave part of the meal…nice! I think my fave part = collard greens.

What’s dinner without…DESSERT!


I made hot cocoa with unsweetened cocoa powder, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, and organic cane sugar.


I added hot skim milk and stirred to combine.


I decided to add a little something-something to my hot cocoa with some Baileys.



Do you eat any “good luck foods” for New Years?

12 thoughts on “Eat in Month Begins + New Years Good Luck Meal”

  1. We eat foods for luck on New Year's Day. Yesterday we ate the greens, black eyed peas and pork chops. Pork is something my husband's family does for luck, so I went along with it. 🙂

  2. great job with the eating in 🙂 i keep getting more and more excited about this challenge 🙂 saving money and healthifying some of my favorite treats I often order when feeling lazy- 🙂

    Also- i LOVE that you shared that hot cocoa recipe. I used my last bit of prepackaged hot chocolate last night and I am stoked that I have all the ingredients you used in your homemade version (including the baileys 😉 ) You are BRILLIANT!

  3. My friend eats lentil soup for new year's for good luck (she is italian). where does the black eye peas and collard green tradition comes from?

  4. I'm new to commenting but wanted to say that I love your tea cup header- so adorable! I love your blog too- what great resolutions you came up with and I love the black eyed pea good luck food!

    I didn't have any good luck foods just yummy food with good friends! :)Happy New Year!


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