Happy New Year!! This was the first year in a long time that we didn't do much for New Year's Eve. But we didn't get invited anywhere, and Omicron is everywhere in Memphis. So we decided to check out a new brewery, Soul and Sprits, that has lots of space to spread out. There weren't many people there, so we had a whole section of the brewery to ourselves. Fortunately, it was the game section with giant checkers and giant chess.
I don't know how to play chess (though Paul is pretty good), so we played giant checkers and enjoyed a beer. I tried the Coffee & Cigarettes Smoked Coffee Porter. The brewery closed at 8 pm for NYE, so we grabbed a 4-pack of pints to go and headed home to await midnight by our new firepit.
We both really struggled to stay awake until midnight, but we made it! I popped some champagne for a toast while we watched the New Year's Eve programs on TV. Then we went to bed.
Since we got to bed so late on New Year's Eve, we slept in pretty late, and then I headed out for an 8-mile long run. It sucks having a long run on the plan the day after NYE, but hey, you gotta do it! I'm also doing a 31-day running streak in January, so this run was a must. After the run, I made Protein Pancakes with Complement Protein and the last of my Fry's Breakfast Links. And mimosas of course!
For dinner, we had the obligatory Blackeyed Peas & Cabbage. I cooked the fresh peas with canned tomatoes and veggie broth, and for the cabbage, I used my recipe in Cookin' Crunk, which involves a long, slow caramelization. We served our good luck meal over rice.
Today (Sunday), I started the 30-Day Alzheimer's Solution plan as my January reset. I'll post about my full day of eats on the plan tomorrow!
Here's to a better 2022! Looks like a fun, new place you found!
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