Our holiday traditions include baking pretzels for New Year's Eve including the age my Mom will be on her birthday in the new year.
I use a different pretzel recipe each year but one thing remains the same, I must make my Mom's new age and the pretzels must be made with yeast dough.
My Mom enjoys the pretzels and deciding what part of her upcoming birthday to eat first.
The tradition was started by my maternal grandmother, Hedwig, for her husband, my grandfather, whose birthday was January 1.
Mom enjoys the pretzels and celebrating her upcoming age on New Year's eve, as do we!
A happy & healthy New Year 2011 to all those that read this blog and share home and traditions as caring for their parents.