For 18 years we have celebrated New Years Eve with 2 other families and as the years pass we sometimes have some offspring around but not as often as we would like. When they were little it was a big night for them too, there was a meal for them, a meal for us and sometimes a sleepover. Now we might have one show up for awhile but we still have a good meal and lots of laughs. We take turns at each house and this year was our turn. I've been battling a bad back (which is also why this blog was not updated regularly and has some post dated entries) so between the back and post Christmas fatigue I went for easy comfort food and did Coq Au Vin, salad, Tiramisu and a Berry crumble for dessert. Easy can sometimes be just as good as involved menus and this was the case, it was a great evening with good friends and good food. Once again I didn't get the recipes and photos together so will have to post those recipes the next time I make them. The crumble recipe has already been blogged.
|Berry Crumble on right side|
For the ringing in of the New Year we drank Prosecco that was poured over a melon ball size of raspberry sorbet, tasted great and made a nice presentation with a pretty pink color.
Yes, I wrote on those glasses with a sharpie pen.......a Martha Stewart idea....she's the best!http://www.marthastewart.com/ It washes off with dish soap and water but it does take a little rubbing with a soft sponge but not bad clean up.