“The custom is to hide something nasty in one of them, such as a piece of gum, a penny or fill it full of pepper,” Ferrin said. “Whoever eats it is going to have a really awesome year.”
Each New Year’s Eve, Josh Ferrin and his family stay up late making “pelmeni,” or dumplings — a delicious delicacy he was introduced to as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Pelmeni consists of little balls of dough filled with meat and, at the Ferrin house, an extra fun surprise.
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