Happy New Years!
Celebrating with Friends!
Ringing in the New Year is hard work! I am tired and ready to take a nap. How about you? We began New Year's Eve with an early dinner of beef fondue and chocolate lava cake sans children or at least most of the children. Addy kind of wiggled her way into our grown-up moment, but she is so adorable that we don't mind. Have you ever had fondue? It is a tradition for us. We use to have it on Christmas Eve, but since we are usually traveling during the Christmas holidays we transferred the tradition to New Year's Eve. Have you seen the big write up in the Wall Street Journal this week on the best places to eat fondue in Switzerland? If you haven't seen it, you should check it out! I always file these types of articles away so that when I go visit a country I have a list of places ready to go. Then for dessert, we had chocolate Lava cake. My son has been bugging me ever since we went on a cruise last year to make it. He was thrilled! Frank threw out his back a couple of days ago, so the rest of us spent the evening with our good friends Lucy and Stewart. Stewart made his delicious chili using his secret ingredient chocolate. I made a dip using 2 eight ounces of cream cheese, 4 ounces of blue cheese, a jar of bacon bits, 1 Tablespoon of garlic, 2 Tablespoons of chopped green onion and baked it in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Served with crackers and veggies it was so yummy! Sorry no picture of the dip, but it was so yummy it didn't last very long. We didn't make it to midnight. The children were getting loopy so I brought them home where later I rang in the New Year watching Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark drop the ball in New York City. Did you have a good Evening? I hope so! Anyway, we had early morning church today so I think a nap is in the works. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!