Ghosts of New Years Past
Yes, that ghost would be me! Don't be frightened, it's just a negative.
We got a new camera phone and were playing around with artsy images while I was preparing the New Years Eve meal.
We had a 2 day feast.
An open house for New Years day and some family for New Years eve dinner.
Lots of food & lots of cooking. So what else is new?
The beautiful big ass beef tenderloin, this time cooked in MY OWN kitchen! Came out just right. Served with a horseradish cream sauce.
I have seen so many good looking gratins on blogs lately, and decided instead of my usual gruyere w/ leeks and potatoes, to do a more basic recipe w/ cheddar cheese & breadcrumbs, how could you go wrong?
A lasagne made with my homemade pork shoulder ragu, pesto and fresh mozzarella.
Roasted Brussels sprouts. Good winter veg.
I also served a turkey for the non meat eaters and an easy salad of mixed greens topped with sliced pears and gorgonzola w/ spiced pecans.
What a great way to ring in the new year. Good food shared with the people you love!
(The real me in pajamas preparing the lasagne for the open house. Not a ghost!)