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#144274 - 12/30/03 03:25 PM Polar Bear Club
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Polar Bear Club membership renewal is open only from 12 noon to 12:02 PM on 1/1/04 at your local swimming hole. Will I see you there?
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#144275 - 12/30/03 03:28 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Why would I want to jump into freezing cold water? I also don't care to eat black eyed peas on New Years, which many say is a "must".
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#144276 - 12/30/03 03:29 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Can I send my son? He doesn't care what the temperature is, he'll swim!
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#144277 - 12/30/03 03:37 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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What's the deal w/ black eyed peas
I have not heard that one before is it supposed to be ggod luck
I think we all heard about eating Pork:)

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#144278 - 12/30/03 03:43 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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I have a soup that I make for New Year's called "Good Luck Soup". It had become tradition at our house. It also allows me to be able to watch the parades and ball games without having to spend all day in the kitchen.

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#144279 - 12/30/03 03:46 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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What's the deal w/ black eyed peas
I have not heard that one before is it supposed to be ggod luck
I think we all heard about eating Pork:)




Some traditions are listed here. In addition to the black eyed pea it denotes "Eating pickled herring as the first bite of the New Year brings good luck to those of Polish descent." I think I'd want my new year's kiss before that bite is taken.
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#144280 - 12/30/03 03:53 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Boomermom, I would like to have the recipe for "Good Luck Soup" if you have it handy. My family loves soup, and this would be a good tradition to start at our house as well.
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#144281 - 12/30/03 03:54 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Well, we will hit the good luck and wealth as black eyed peas are in the soup and I always fix cornbread to go with it.

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#144282 - 12/30/03 03:55 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Angie, I will try to bring it back at lunch. I need it so I can go to the store to get all the stuff I need to make it.

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#144283 - 12/30/03 03:58 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Yes sirree… after a refreshing and invigorating dip (why you ask, sometimes I have asked why… ) then off to eat black eyed peas and turnip greens (for cents and dollars).

Got to start-off the New Year the right way!

Maria, your son is welcome – but his swim ‘time’ WILL be limited.
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#144284 - 12/30/03 04:03 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Why would anybody want to jump in freezing water? I have enough customers that chill my blood, I don't need freezing water to help.

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#144285 - 12/30/03 05:02 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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If you're willing to share your recipe I would like to try it too, me and my husband love soup.
I am going to change the tradition this year and try the black eyed peas and pickled herring, it can't hurt.:)
I like just about anything anyway, I love food.

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#144286 - 12/30/03 05:09 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Check back after lunch. I'll post the recipe.

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#144287 - 12/30/03 05:39 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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I'd like the soup recipe as well...sounds like a winner! I'm fixing blackbean soup tonight...haven't done that one yet...hope the kid will eat it.

We'll be at a barrel race on NY's day, but our friends are supplying ribs and blackeyed peas and I don't know what else so long as we supply them their beer...sounds like a good deal to me!
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#144288 - 12/30/03 07:46 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Quote:

Quote:

What's the deal w/ black eyed peas
I have not heard that one before is it supposed to be ggod luck
I think we all heard about eating Pork:) [/quote

Its a southern tradition here is the complete meal and what they supposedly "bring" to the family:
Blackeyed peas- change
Collard Greens - Greenbacks (dollars)
Hog Jowl - Good Luck (flavors the greens and peas too)
Corn Bread - Keeps the family together
Pork Chops ( cause I lik'em)



Some traditions are listed here. In addition to the black eyed pea it denotes "Eating pickled herring as the first bite of the New Year brings good luck to those of Polish descent." I think I'd want my new year's kiss before that bite is taken.



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#144289 - 12/30/03 07:46 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Quote:

Quote:

What's the deal w/ black eyed peas
I have not heard that one before is it supposed to be ggod luck
I think we all heard about eating Pork:) [/quote

Its a southern tradition here is the complete meal and what they supposedly "bring" to the family:
Blackeyed peas- change
Collard Greens - Greenbacks (dollars)
Hog Jowl - Good Luck (flavors the greens and peas too)
Corn Bread - Keeps the family together
Pork Chops ( cause I lik'em)



Some traditions are listed here. In addition to the black eyed pea it denotes "Eating pickled herring as the first bite of the New Year brings good luck to those of Polish descent." I think I'd want my new year's kiss before that bite is taken.



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#144290 - 12/30/03 08:15 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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I'll be there! We started our own polar bear club tradition in my pool back in 1994 and have observed it virtually every year since then, although we've cheated a couple of times and heated the water.

To qualify, you have to get in up to your chin. Then you race like the dickens to jump into the hot tub. We usually take pictures of us in our swimsuits with that day's newspaper. Nothing quite gets your heart pumping like a plunge into icy water.

The rest of the year I get ready by taking cool showers.

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#144291 - 12/30/03 08:23 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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The recipe has been posted by itself.

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#144292 - 12/31/03 11:34 AM Re: Polar Bear Club
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i don't get it
what recipe??!!
where's the soup??

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#144293 - 12/31/03 12:08 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Andy, thanks for the information on the cornbread bringing wealth.

Blackeye peas, a double batch of cornbread and a Lottery ticket seem like a great new tradition for New Year to get and stay wealthy.
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#144294 - 12/31/03 02:20 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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Did I miss the soup recipe, I don't see it.???!

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#144295 - 12/31/03 02:21 PM Re: Polar Bear Club
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It's under the "Good Luck Soup" thread!
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