A New Year; A Clean Slate

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope your New Year celebrations were fun and safe. I always love the celebrations that ring in a new year. It wipes the slate clean and allows us all new beginnings and new possibilities for the upcoming year.

We just returned home from Hays, KS last night. Kansas is a plains state and is pretty flat, especially western Kansas, though there is not much difference between eastern Colorado and western Kansas. The differences are very subtle indeed, though they are there.

Western Kansas is known for three major industries – agriculture, cattle ranching and oil, although there are also a lot of wind farms popping up as well.

Hays is about 341 miles east from us, and is about a 4 1/2 hour drive. When we left, we still had a ton of snow left in Colorado. We still have a ton of snow, with the possibility of more to come today too.

The further east we went, the less snow there was. The roads were very clear, all the way both going and coming. On our trip home, it was the opposite. The further west we went, the more snow there was. Kansas had no snow at all.

We went to celebrate the holidays with Larry’s family. It is always good to visit, but it is always good to come home too. Our fur babies were all very glad to see us, even though we were only gone for a couple of days this time. It was still an eternity to them though. It’s good to be loved and missed so much.

I contributed a few things to the Billinger feast, but it is hard to travel with prepared foods. I made easy things, that were easily transportable. I will share them with you later. But I am home and back in the kitchen once again. Tomorrow you will kitchen experiences once again.

Happy New Year Everyone. I hope 2023 is kind to all. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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