It was one of the quitest New Year celebration ever but it was just as good as all others. I stayed home with my parents. My mom had developed some complications from chemotherapy and she was depressed as well. On the eve of New Year Russian people go all out. It is THE biggest and most celebrated holiday in both Russia and every other corner where Russkis dwell. Not only is it THE biggest holiday but you get officially two weeks off from work in Russia. Those crazy Russians, lol. It starts early in the morning. Women start preparing all kinds of goodies for the party while men are busy scrambling for the right amount of vodka for the guests. Mind you, its never enough vodka so they buy insane amounts. Therefore we have lots of saying about Russians and their drinking habits. Ok, here is one " Whats entertainment for the Russian is the death sentence for German! Or when the Russian wakes up early in the morning after New Year and sais " I have the biggest headack and hangover now, I feel like I am dying, I should have died last night! I think you guys get the point, we, Russians, are missing few screws here and there. But given that my Mom who I love dearly going through so much, I decided to stay home and celebrate with her. I usually celebrate it with parents until 1 am and then hit my frien's house where there is a gathering of 25 people drunken people acting stupidly and loud. We continue the celebration until 7 am and then crawl crash. But this year it was peaceful, quite and uneventful and I liked it too. I could go on and on about many things, but since this is menu oriented blog I will stick to it somewhat. I decided not to make any resolutions this year. Its simply pointless. Every day can and should be a new beginning or continuation of the old one. No points for silly resolutions on specific day of the week. At least that is for me. But I did promise to start low carb life again after New Year and so far I have been a good boy. I will be on different menus trying to figure it all out. But so far so good. I will continue to update this blog on a regular bases, hopefully every day. I know that I promised a video blog for the longest time and I will deliver. It took a while, but I am exactly computer savvy. Yet, I have all the necessary tools for my first video blog so stay tunes. I honestly think its a great idea to do it. It makes so much more personal and since we have been communicating with each other for more than a year, it makes even more sense.
Ok, for the past 4 days I have been mostly consuming: lamb meat cooked in a slow cooker by yours truly, some vegetables with red caviar, cottage cheese with buttermilk and pumpkin seeds as snack. That was basically it, and so far its a new beginning.