Thank You for the 31st of December. This day is the most astonishing day in my country and in my family. As you know I live in the one of the post Soviet republic and New Year Holiday here is celebrating almost 10 days and in Russian Tsar Peter the Great style – mayonnaise salads, a lot of black caviar with vodka.
As you know before the 16th century in ancient Russia March was considered as the first month of the year. But Peter the Great issued a decree according to which January 1 was the first day of 1700 by Julian calendar. We celebrate two Christmas – Catholic and Orthodox, meet two New Year – New and Old!
Personally I prefer vine. You can imagine my holiday workout for nearest 10 days.
No New Year without Monsieur Olivier!
Olivier salad is usually made with diced boiled potatoes, carrots, brined dill pickles, green peas, eggs, celeriac, onions, diced boiled chicken or sometimes ham or bologna sausage, tart apples, with salt, pepper, and mustard added to enhance flavor, dressed with mayonnaise.
New Year refuses to come in without Shuba!
Shuba means “fur coat”. A fish wears shuba in our plates.
Dressed herring, a herring under a fur coat is a layered salad composed of diced salted herring covered with layers of grated boiled vegetables – potatoes, carrots, beet roots, chopped onions, and mayonnaise.
Black caviar, thank you, Petr the Great, we eat by spoons, you know.
One of the most significant and breath-taking elements of the New Year’s Night is making wishes. I believe that my utmost wish made on the New Year’s Night will surely fulfill in the New 2016.
I tell you a secret – I know a unique method of making wishes that gives almost a hundred percent fulfillment guarantee: while the chimes are striking twelve, you see its in video, you should write the wish on a sheet of paper, burn it on a candle, mix the ashes in your glass of Champaign and drink it before the chimes cease striking.
Happy New 2016!!!
15 thoughts on “Happy New 2016!”
Mes meilleurs vœux pour l’année qui vient, et les suivantes 🙂
Wonderful images you paint Glorialana.. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas,, forgive my absence.. But you are not forgotten.. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.. May 2016 be blessed with abundance and joy in health and happiness for you and yours.. Love Sue ❤
Wishing you a marvelous New Year exploring, dreaming, growing, and eating those wonderful dishes!
Happy new year to you! Beautiful delicious photos – thank you for sharing them. May the coming year be filled with joy, blessings, and wellbeing. Love, Jamie
Happy new year, dear Glorialana. ♡ Hope you had fun, wine, nice meal and a kiss at midnight. Hugs, Robin 🙂
Dang! Missed my chance for my wishes to come true. Now I’ll have to wait until next year.
Happy New Year Glorialana!
Your wonderful words and images had me imagining herring, caviar, and lots of mayonnaise 🙂 Your tagline is Imagination creates events and I wish you a new year filled with joyful imagination brought to life and light ❤ I also hope to see more of your delightful creations here at WP.
much love, LInda
Dear Linda! Thank you for your endless light. You are my personal lighthouse. Sometimes I am lost but I always know you are with me. Hug you!
Happy and healthy February!
Sounds like a wonderful start to the New Year 🙂
Have a Happy February!
That is a workout I could get behind! The salads sound delicious. Happy New Year!
Dear Brenda! After long “work out” let me wish you a really Happy February!!! 🙂 Thank you for your smile! Big hug!!!
Happy February to you, too! Warm hugs and plenty of smiles. 😀
Dear Brenda! Recently I have met your fairies, they promised to share Inspiration! Thank you for your every words. Hug you!
I’m glad you are inspired and finding magical company! 😉