I apologize in advance for the preponderance of photos. I keep this blog like a journal so I can refer back to it to remind me what I've done.
Next year I can look at this post so I don't repeat what I've done this year.
I awoke yesterday with a lot of cooking looming ahead of me and realized I had the cold from hell. Ugh!
I broke out the Alka Seltzer and plodded on.
I had to make the decision to cancel everyone's New Year's dinner plans or chance exposing them to the cold. Most of them had just gone through this nasty cold so I didn't cancel. I just did fist bump greetings to the other guests.
I baked a ham and a turkey breast for the main dishes.
And I made a lot of finger food for the rest. This is my chicken liver pate' and my country pate'.
I made meat and cheese platters.
And Buffalo chicken meatballs. I knew The Blog Tech would love the meatballs so I told him to make sure to try them. He said he had already eaten a dozen. I guess I was right.
I made chicken, bacon and cheddar rolls. These were eaten with homemade ranch dip. Some of the guests ate so many of these that they went into bread comas.
The Blog Tech was in charge of taking the photos and he forgot to get pics of the desserts. I will try to get them from someone's phone and post them tomorrow. I made this tiramisu trifle that was topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate just before serving. But my daughter made a 'Mounds' cake, (like the candy bar). Not only was it gorgeous but it was delicious too. She also made macarons that were to die for. It was a fun party and now I am couched in front of the TV, kleenex box in hand, for at least today.