Thursday, January 1, 2009

All is quiet on New Year's Day

Good morning and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastically wonderful time. I didn't end up having to work super late; I got off at 1 which was a very pleasant surprise. We were completely full for dinner, and had some people in for drinks and dancing. Ari came at 11:58 which was (sap-ola alert) completely romantic and really sweet. I'm not the biggest fan of New Year's Eve, but having him there made it a lot nicer.

Anyway, back to yesterday's eats! We had a delicious bread spread from Silver Moon. Clockwise from the baguette: Ethiopian bread, baguette, seeded sourdough roll, pumpkin pecan muffin.


For lunch, I made a faux omelet with three egg whites, a roasted tomato, and a Laughing Cow Light cheese. Of the breads, I had a slice of Ethiopian and a wedge of pumpkin muffin.


Plus some strawberry/blueberry fruit salad with Fage:


All together with vitamins and Emergen-C. It's always sort of comical when I take vitamin after vitamin out of my little ziplock baggies... I take so many!


My aunt made her famous chocolate chip cookies, which came out of the oven right before I had to go to work. Abby snapped an ingenious shot of us with the cookie and the curling iron without burning herself... quite impressive.


We had a champagne toast at midnight as the ball dropped. Was it just me or is this the first year the ball was rainbow? The kitchen closed at 11:30, so my dinner was a little cold but still tasty. Here are some beautiful cab photos for you:

Shrimp shumai:


Goat cheese salad (it's there under all that blur, I promise!):


We're off to get breakfast. Have a swell New Year's Day!

10 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Glad you didn't have to work too late and had a nice celebration.

Have a lovely breakfast, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! :-)

Erica said...

That mix of breads looks fabulous! I want to try some of the seeded sourdough please ;) Glad work wasn't too bad! Thanks for the info on the HRM!

just me said...

that bread looks so good!!!

glad work wasn't too late!

and I'm so glad i started reading your blog and was your secret santa! hope you continue to enjoy those gifts!!!


Happy new year!

carolinebee said...

Happy new year dear!! What a sweetie bf you have :D

K said...

Glad you didn't have to work all night! What a sweet BF too :)

I am ALL over those breads, girl!

HangryPants said...

Ha! I actually didn't see the ball, but I would say it was not rainbow in years past!

Have a wonderful New Year!

ourkitchenadventures said...

i'm glad that Ari surprised you, yayyy!

you're right about the ball. it was new this year, and guess how much it cost....



5 MILLION DOLLARS

absurd.

ConsiderEatz! said...

Those are some gorgeous loaves! Happy New Year doll, glad you had a good night! :)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Darling, I have missed you so. I think you should do a hair-curling tutorial. I've never figured it out and I can tell that you're a pro. ;) Happy New Year to you and Ari, the cutest sap alive!

megan said...

Happy New Year. 11:58...love it!
The bread spread looks yummy...I love bread. I had cornbread AND banana bread yesterday :)