Happy New Year everyone!!
So far it’s been a pretty relaxing long weekend! I took off New Years eve to relax and get stuff done around the house, as well as make a couple things for the New Years party my friend was throwing!
But first my new years breakfast :) Nothing fancy, which is fine by me…I just love eating a relaxing breakfast at home. So much better than at work!!
Starting with a delicious cappuccino!
A juicy red grapefruit
The almond butter goes perfectly with the muffins!
New Years Eve!!
My friend threw a party at her and her husband’s condo in the North End. The building has a great roof deck where we watched the fire works!
She made lots of amazing appetizers along with some homemade meatballs and stuffed shells!
I didn’t get as many pictures as I would of liked but here are a few…
I made that salad. It’s a recipe my mom got from a former co-worker a looong time ago and has been a favorite ever since!
A few hours before serving combine:
- chopped tomatoes (I used 4-5 tomatoes)
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped or I used a press)
- drizzle olive oil
Let this tomato mixture sit at room temp until ready to serve
- 2 heads Romaine, broken into pieces or chopped
- freshly shredded Romano cheese (I bought a small wedge and used the whole thing)
- 1/2 c. olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
When ready to eat, toss everything together and enjoy!
My other contribution was a Barefoot Contessa recipe I saw on her show once: Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry
And after…golden, flake, and delicious!!!
One of my friend’s friend is an owner of a local Bakery
She brought an ADORABLE NYE cake!!!
It was a white cake with a new filling they are trying out…white chocolate, cranberry, rum mousse (at least I think that was it). AMAZING!
She also brought along some other goodies…
I’d like to highlight those middle cookies… marzipan, apricot jam, a square of hazelnut nougat, and chocolate…. Oh.my.god.
Been inside all day, cleaning, laundry, 2 rounds of shoveling!! It’s time to get out…meeting a friend and her fiancé for dinner :)