Here we go again, pedaling furiously into the next year. Wow! So much hustling and hurtling. So many fireworks going off in every direction! So many possibilities.
First, a little bit of a kindly sendoff for the year-that-was. A tasty dinner together with my beloved, a refreshing glass of brut champagne for an early toast, just in case we don’t care about staying up until midnight. We’re not fussy about holidays and parties and when they get celebrated, and yeah, we’re kind of old geezers about a whole lot of things, and have been since way before we were technically old, or geezers. In any event, as ordinary as we are in most ways, we’re not necessarily conventional in many of them, either, so we sip our champagne at 7:30 pm and wash down our steak and roasted potatoes with it. The apple crostata didn’t set up, so it was better served as applesauce (with the few little bits of the crust that toasted up properly) for dessert, and washed down with homemade eggnog. No big deal; the day when a crostata doesn’t crisp up fully before the filling tries to scorch is neither a new thing nor the end of the world.
And the eggnog was spiked, after all.
Happy New Year’s Eve!
Happy New Year to you both from both of us!! We wish you both the greatest joy in the coming year. 🙂
May it be magnificent for all of us! Hallelujah and amen! 😀
We celebrate being who we are, now at year’s end, and enthusiastically into 2015! Here’s to joy!
Yes, yes, yes! Bless you. 🙂
A crostata lesson to remind us of the beauty of imperfection. Happy New Year, Kathryn!
Given the level of imperfection here, I’d say this particular crostata was a thing of extraordinary beauty. 😀
Firstly, I LOVE this post’s artwork! Secondly, I also love the look of your steak – perfect, even if the crostata didn’t play nicely! Like you, we just had dinner for two – braised partridge with cabbage – and were in bed well before the bells! Happy New Year Kathryn.
Gracious, braised partridge and cabbage. Sounds lovely indeed. A very happy New Year to you and yours, my sweet! 🙂
And a Happy New Year to you too, Kathryn!
Thank you!! 🙂
Happy New Year, may it be filled with lots of sparkles and artmaking!
Amen, sister! 😀
Beautiful. You make me want to sit at table with you every time. For both the chow and the company. =) Spiked nog sounds great. All the best to you this new yr, my dear Kath.
Anytime, darlin’, any time. Blessed, beautiful 2015 to you and your loves!!!