If i had to pick one holiday to bypass, it would have to be New Year’s Eve. I much prefer the quiet to-do we made of the event as a child.
The evening would be filled with board games and family time. Usually we’d play monopoly until it got boring and we began cheating overtly. We were then given a pot and a big spoon. At midnight, we’d run outside, bang our pots and pans, then return inside for a helping of Sauerkraut and sausages.
It was said that, eating this foul, wretched, fermented, steamed cabbage would bring a prosperous new year. I suppose this is one way to trick kids into eating this stuff. Funny thing is, I like sauerkraut now… without the alure of riches.