Thank you all for the lovely New Years wishes. We had a dinner and a little house party so removed the computer out of temptations way and I only got to read them late last night ( except for a little peek now and then). And they made my heart happy. I'm waiting for Nirmal to download the many pics he took so for now I give you words. Oh,and a few pre party pictures of GG and Pokey dancing up a storm and then the Pokester staring in horror at the people descending on us.
If we are to carry on as we begin, I will be several pounds heavier by this time next year. New Year's Eve was delicious. I did take liberties with Marie's meatball recipe, adding 3/4 of a pound of ground pork, upped the seasonings accordingly but leaving the other ingredients as is. I also roasted them in the oven for 30 minutes being careful to add the juices to the sauce. Then I swapped beef broth for chicken stock, beef being what was at hand. They were light and tender and very savory. Need I say more? I finally roasted the ham hoping to retain some meatballs for leftovers: success. Tini and Nirmal arrived with bags of food: cheeses, olives, a salad of spinach and beets and mozzarella and garbanzo beans, a French apple tart for dessert and bottles of champagne and wine. Kate and Jeff brought wine and games to play. The party continued on till the next afternoon with 6 hours only allotted for sleeping.
Now it's Sunday morning and I'm back on the blog, feeling a little full but very lucky. Lucky in love, lucky in friendship and lucky to have met you all this past year. Looking forward to more shared inspiration, laughter and undoubtedly a few more tears in 2011. And skyping, Miss. P., definitely some skyping! What ever that is.....