Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve at Home

An easy party menu for a quartet of people who include a vegan, a gluten-free person, a low-glycemic-index person and a carbophile.  My criteria: no cooking, and low prep.

*chipotle-lime guacamole
*black bean chips
*slices of havarti and green onion cheeses
*club crackers
*Wasa crackers
*an array of vegetables
*deviled eggs 

We ate our party supper by candlelight--very merry!--with the playlist that included so many favorites: Coldplay, Andrew Peterson, Harrod & Funck, U2, Sufjan Stevens.....We talked about the highlights of 2015 (the beach for the children....the Biltmore for all of us...and of course Alabama Chanin for me) and our dreams and goals in 2016 (Finn: "go camping"; Annie: "have a party" with our neighbors.....)
Then we played Sorry! and I won.  I'm not sorry. 

I've been reading Wendell Berry and drinking hazelnut decaf with cream and a little peppermint schnapps--just enough to make it medicinal--and waiting for the ball to drop.  It's my first NY's eve at home as an adult, and it's so peaceful! We coaxed Annie into bed, but Finn is up for the long haul.......

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year Polly and all the Pollys from our house to yours.