All growing up, a good friend of ours used to host a party at her house on the afternoon of New Year’s Day. It was so nice to gather after the rush of Christmas and the craziness of New Year’s Eve, and just chat, put together puzzles, watch football, whatever. It was such a relaxing way to celebrate the end of the holidays.
It was potluck, but she would always make this amazing pot of stew. My stew is not the same as hers, but I have tried to carry on her tradition with my own recipe.