Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Wish For You

Funny here in animal house. The Lab is sleeping and wagging her tail vigorously against the floor, thump, thump, thump.  The Cat is running from the bedroom, under the dining room table and into the kitchen.  Then back again and back again. Very loud for such a small cat, pound, pound, pound. We, however, are both minding our own business, GG reading a book and me reading and blogging.  Guess tonight is New Year's Eve in the animal kingdom.

We've planned a quiet night at home this year.  Tomorrow night we'll cook Marie's Swedish meatballs and serve them with a pile of GG's sinful mashed potatoes.  I don't watch her make them but I can taste the copious amounts of butter and cream.  What you don't see doesn't count, right?

A friend or two, maybe four, will come by to eat and attempt to and steal GG's Scrabble crown away from her.  I assure you I will be playing for blood and the crown.

And then, oh happy day, I hear it will be in the high 50's maybe low 60's and sunny on the 1st.  This means we can get outside and do some yard work.

Happy New Year to all of you.   Here's hoping in 2011 we all get a chance to get a little closer to living the life we want.  Wishing you all serenity, courage and wisdom.  And a delicious meal.

xo Jane


  1. Happy New Year to you too. We will be having a quiet evening at home also and now you have me hungry for meatballs and mashed potatoes..GG's mashers sound like the ones I make, with mostly butter and a splash of half 'n' half...that's what makes them so good don't you know.

    Have a good one!

  2. Serenity NOW!

    Sorry. I never thought it was funny at the time.

    Gulp, I hope the meatballs go well. Make sure she hasn't got the first recipe I wrote down on the blog - I updated it a week after testing it again (the problem with writing down recipes AFTER you've made the dish).

    Let's plan to meet half way next year :-)

  3. Early night for us after a delicious lunch!
    Tell GG I hold the scrabble crown!!!!!!
    My wishes for you, GG, the lab and the cat are for a loving, successful and happy year.
    World peace would be nice but tonight I am sticking with reality!!!!!
    Enjoy the night and we will again in 2011! xoxo Julienne

  4. Sherri, I know , this food power of suggestion through blogging is very strong. Though it hasn't turned me vegan yet. Happy New Year.

    Marie, We're going to use the recipe on The Food, this is correct, yes? Though we're adding some ground pork to the beef. So if anything goes wrong we can blame it on the pig.

    Yes, let's meet! xo

    Julienne, Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year. Better plan a trip over and plan to play for the International Scrabble crown.

  5. Happy New Year my dearest Jane.

    I am going to grasp Skype. Do you Skype?

    Here is to the snowdrops

  6. A happy and healthy New Year to you, GG, Nika, and the cat too! Thanks for sharing the snowdrop: we have snow here in southern AZ, but no snowdrops ...

  7. The very best of New Years to you and yours. Hope 2011 will be a great year for everyone. Peace would be nice, so let's pray for the peacemakers - if there are any left! I like serenity, too, and hope and friendship.

    See you on the other side!

  8. Sounds like you have the perfect new years eve in store. Warm wishes for a wonderful new year!

  9. And a Happy New Year to you all. We have just realised that we haven't been shopping, and the cupboard/fridge/freezer is pretty bare. Perhaps the supermarket will be empty if we go now, because everyone will be out having a great time? That's our theory anyway...

  10. Happy New Year to you and GG. And I may decide that 300 miles is pretty local next year.

  11. hi jane,

    your evening and new year sound perfect.
    it sounds as if i need to increase my power of suggestion on the vegan thing.


  12. Jane,
    I love meatballs, mashed potatoes and scrabble. Now that's a party!

  13. Janet,
    Sorry about the meatball comment. I actually really like meatless meatballs too!

  14. Oh yes, I am a dedicated member of the "what you don't see doesn't count" club. For some reason (is it your New Year well wishes?) I'm hearing my Dad's old Joan Baez album in my head..."May your heart always be joyful, May your song always be sung, May you stay forever young"...or maybe I'm just a little crazy. Happy New Year. Enjoy those mashed potatoes. You've made me smile so many times this year I've lost count. Thank you.

  15. Hope you had a wonderful time. Happiest of new years to you and to GG. Hoping 2011 is all that you want it to be.. XX

  16. You're hilarious, and kind, and so very wise... all rolled up into one beautiful person.

    Happy 2011, dear Jane!

    much love,