Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our New Years Eve Tradition

We always used to ring in New Years with friends...
but ever since 2002, the year we had Sydney, we've kind of started having our own New Years celebration as a family. It's really nice just staying home together.
My hubby chose the menu which usually consists of his favorite hors d'oeuvres - and some of the girls favorites too... here's what I made:
caprese salsa on toasted baguettes
pico de gallo
coconut shrimp with nam jeem (hot & sweet dipping sauce)
shrimp ceviche on tostada chips
and Thai beef skewers with peanut satay sauce
...that we rolled up in butter lettuce.
After we put the girls to bed, hubby and I toasted in the New Year with our favorite champagne, and these yummy almond truffles.
We all agree it beats going out -
and now, we have some great leftovers for New Years Day - gotta have snacks while watching football. ;o)


LiLi M. said...

Yummy! Good that I just finished breakfast, your snacks look mouthwatering. We celebrate New Years Eve always with friends, except for this year, as I have been ill and wanted to stay at home with just our little family. Just like you! I have to say it was great!

Have a happy and healthy 2009, thanks for your beautiful posts and blog friendship in 2008! Let's make 2009 even a better year!

Anonymous said...

Looks so good. Have a wonderful happy new year !

Decor To Adore said...

What a wonderful cook you are! May you have a wonderful new year full of possibilites!

Miss Gracie's House said...

You were busy with all of that cooking-all set for today's football-I think *at home*hangouts are the best! I like the dress the best-pj's!
Have a wonderful New Year!

Kathy said...

What a feast! A wonderful spread and great pictures. Sounds like a great evening. Happy New Year - may it be filled with love and joy!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "YUM"! Happy New Year!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Thank you for stopping by! I love your vintage rhinestone clocks. I have been wanting one for a long time. It is on my long list of wants! LOL I must say that it is neat that we have two four year old girls! They are wonderful. Jane is only 13 months younger so I am having so much fun (usually)watching them play and fight and getting in there with them too.

Thank you for your compliments. I bought that wreath many years ago and that half doll is one of the pin cushions I have made. I, to this day, wish that I didn't sell it because that girl is so darn cute!

Happy New Year! I tell you, you did it right. Family is what it is all about and your food looked delicious. I don't really like seafood but those crusted shrimp looked yummy! I would have tried one.

I look future to reading and viewing more of your post!

hugs, Ellen

vintage girl at heart said...

It all looks so wonderfully elegant!!!
Happy New year!!!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh yummy,yummy,yummy! What a great way to start the new year.

Secondhandrose said...

Wow, what a great cook you are. It all sounds so lovely. How do you do it with small children? Mine are grown and I didn't get that much made! LOL
Come for a visit.

Linda said...

Oh what delicious foods you enjoyed...a lovely way to bring in the new year.

I adore your pretty. I have a small collection of clocks and I'm looking for a little pink rhinestone one....hugs, Linda

Debra Howard said...

Yumm, that looks so good! I have so enjoyed your blog. I have given you an award if you would like to stop by and pick it up. Blessings, Debbie Howard

Maison Douce said...

Yum!!! I love everything you made, Karoline!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!! By the way, your mosaic is adorable!! Lots of pretties!!