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!


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!

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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....



ConsiderEatz! said...

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

Anonymous 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. it!
The bread spread looks yummy...I love bread. I had cornbread AND banana bread yesterday :)