Happy New Year, poppets. The black-eyed peas are simmering on the stove. The collard greens are cooked. The biggest damned pork loin roast in the history of hogs* is in the refrigerator, ready to be put in the oven shortly.
New Year's Day at Blackrock, full steam ahead.
* Seriously. This thing is over ten pounds. The MiL bought it at the butcher yesterday, and possibly she went a little overboard. I will be cutting it in half before I cook it and freezing one half, because not even we--prodigious meat consumers that we are--can eat that much pork.