Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Eve...Hello 2K10!

My husband is the Grinch of New Year's Eve.

His reason for this hating this holiday is unbeknownst to me.
As seasoned newlyweds, I decided to not even make an attempt at persuading him to hit up crazy, people-packed First Night Gatherings...you see he is an introvert and I'm the extrovert.
As my Hussy friend so wisely pointed out - I am his enabler.
This year's festivities began with our friends JCx2's modest gathering. I figured this would fulfill my need to socialize on this joyous occasion, but be painless enough for my husband to endure...and perhaps even enjoy??

We stayed only a couple hours, as planned/intended and headed home for the night. Luckily our New Year's Eve festiveness did not end there.

It just so happened B&A were flying home that very night. With our house an unofficial free park-n-ride for the airport, they were going to be swinging by to finish the year out with us!!

Here is what I put together...

JUMBO Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

A big time hit as always...and is the only thing with ZERO leftovers!

Cheese Platter

The holiday was a great excuse to splurge!
We had Herbed Goat Cheese, Honey Goat Cheese, Brie (my favorite), Smoked Gouda and Gruyere.

Also note, that baguette was homemade by this Little Ms. Homemaker (that's another blog post in itself)!!

An acquired taste, but loved by all of us...Smoked Clams!


Baby Carrots, Red/Green Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, blanched Broccoli and Asparagus.

The blue cheese dip was also whipped up by yours truly and included Crumbled Blue Cheese, Red Onion, and Salt/Pepper all mixed up in Greek Yogurt!

Adiós 2009...WELCOME 2010!!!!!


  1. Hey, when are you gonna start posting some of these recipes? Jeez louise...I'm gettin' hungry!

  2. Okay in follow up to our hockey conversation...crumbled blue cheese (or gorgonzola, your preference) + red onion diced + salt/pepper to taste + tub of plain Greek Yogurt (I recommed FACE or Brown Cow...the cow is usually a $1 cheaper and just as tasty!!)

    Other variations could include shallots, scallions, maybe a touch of lemon juice, etc.

    It is SOOOO good with hot wings too...that's got me thinking hot wing-pond hockey party at the homestead!!!! ;O)