Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good Luck on New Year's Day!!!

 MMMMM!  This delicious loaf of New Year's bread was left on my doorstep by friend and relative Kathy alias: Yaya at Whispering Pines.  It is a yearly tradition of hers to make this and bring us a loaf....I love that!!
She is Greek and this is a Greek tradition.  She wraps a quarter in foil and includes it in the batter for one lucky person to find.  That person is sure to have good luck in the new year.  Larry is here cutting the first slice of bread....no luck.
Then it was my turn and I felt the quarter as soon as I cut into it...aha!
Boy...do I hope it works!!! Many things about last year weren't that fun...so I'm keeping my Greek fingers and toes crossed.  (OK, I'm mostly Norwegian...but I'll be Greek if that works!...ha!)
Larry says that the best part of the bread is the taste anyway.....THANKS KATHY!!

18 comments:

Molly said...

What a great custom. Well done on your lucky find Donna. That bread looks absolutely delicious.Happy New Year 2012 xx

Kim said...

Yay, you found the coin. I hope it works for you! Happy New Year

rosaria said...

Best of luck in the new year!

Jennifer said...

Fun tradition..We had black eyed peas (a southern New Year's tradition)along with our first Prime Rib...ooohhh was it good...especially enjoyed with the grandchildren!
Best always, Jennifer

Rebecca said...

I like hearing traditions like these! Today we heard something about putting $$$ outside on the window sill in New Years Eve and going out and retrieving it the next morning....

May God "smile" on 2012 for you - and may you sense His love for all of you, Donna -- both IN all circumstances and IN SPITE of all circumstances :)

Tom Stephenson said...

Which part is Greek and which part is Norwegian - the knackerbrod part?

yaya said...

Hooray for you! I'm so glad my locker is next to yours because I didn't find the coin in my bread and I will hope some of that luck floats on over to me! Happy New Year!

Julia said...

Donna, what a nice tradition and that bread looks nice. Greek food is one of my favorite food. I'm glad that you found the quarter. It must be a woman thing to go for the money right away.

I hope that 2012 will bring you good luck.
Happy New Year. Hugs, JB

Cro Magnon said...

I'm learning so much about new year traditions the world over. In the UK we put coins in the Christmas Pudding, and over here in France for 'Réveillon', we eat our meal backwards. i.e. starting with the desert, and finishing with the soup.

Chacun son style!

Hope said...

a wonderful tradition. I think I'll try something similar for next year. Good luck, Donna. i hope it works for you!

wishing the best for you and your family. Happy New Year!

Hope said...

a wonderful tradition. I think I'll try something similar for next year. Good luck, Donna. i hope it works for you!

wishing the best for you and your family. Happy New Year!

Wanda..... said...

Wonderful tradition and tasty too!

Wishing You a Great Year, Donna!

Sue said...

I hope that luck holds all year long for you!

=)

Stacy Crawford said...

I'm going to have to get this recipe. I want some good luck too, and pork and sauerkraut are just not my style...:)

Happy New Years!

karen said...

What a fun tradition! I hope we're all lucky in one way or another in the coming year.

Darlene said...

Looks mighty good to me. Your year should be a good one, Donna. I think that is a great tradition
You both looked pretty happy eating it too, I must say. I'll have to get the recipe from Kathy. She does make a lot of good stuff.

I do hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year. We can all use a good one, can't we?

Katherines Corner said...

I love this custom. I have had Greek friends and when I lived in Turkey I had a Greek neighbor. Happy for you in discovering the coin. Hope the year brings only good things xo

Tamara Jansen said...

Happy New Year! Your family is just gorgeous, you know. Looks like you had a wonderful time together!