Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Day Tradition

I can't remember if I had sauerkraut last year. It was only 5 days after my third round of chemo and I got so sick I was admitted to the hospital January 3rd. But I'm putting all that behind me and glad to start this new year with a family tradition we've had for over 25 years.
This morning Richard put together his unique pork, sausage and sauerkraut recipe. He uses his Mom's combination of small onions, banana peppers, and a can of tomatoes. We started adding 3 tablespoons of brown sugar to cut the acid taste.

Swiss Roll Cake. I combined 3 recipes to make a layered chocolate cake with marshmallow creme filling and chocolate ganache icing. The objective was to use some left over cookie ingredients before they expired tomorrow. Tastes just like the Little Debbie's Swiss Roll!

I also had to improvise my Mom's Cream Cheese Ball because I only had 1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese. I added about 1/3 cup of whipped cream cheese we used for bagels, 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup of Woeber's Horseradish sauce. It turned out more like a dip and spread easier on crackers. I am going to update my original recipe.