Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013

Happy New Year!

I am not big on New Years parties and would rather spend time with those who are close to me.  The past two new years eves were spent having dinner parties with friends.  This year Christopher and I celebrated with a seafood feast at home.  

 

We cracked open a nice bottle of wine that I had kicking around.  


This wine had a very deep colour that almost looked more brown than red to me.  It's flavour got better the more we had, although we thought that some of the cheaper bottles we usually buy are just as good.  
I am not much of a wine connoisseur. 

Our appetizers includes mussels steamed with white wine and garlic, escargot and salad.

 
 

Dinner included ginormous tiger shrimp, crab legs, lobster and garlic bread

 

This was an epic meal, and I am already excited to do it again!  I looooove seafood!  I ate every bite on my plate, plus another piece or two of garlic bread.  We dipped all the seafood in melted butter (I used a small fondue put to keep it melty).  I was never a big fan of lobster until we cooked it at home, and now I can't get enough.  I don't think I'll ever order it in a restaurant.

Not caring much to "ring in" the new year, we were asleep before midnight.  

We had some pink bubbly with breakfast this morning ...


And continued with the seafood this evening when we made a shrimp pizza ...

 

The pizza consisted of organic pizza crust, tomato sauce, spinach, red onion, shrimp, mushrooms, jalapenos, Irish Dubliner cheese, and goat cheese.

How did you ring in the new year?

7 comments:

Simply Life said...

Looks like a great way to bring in the year!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! You really did have a feast on New Years! My New Years Eve meal was about as unexciting as you could get (a baked potato) as I just ate something quick before meeting up with my boyfriend to go to a party together. We rang in the new year with some of his college friends which was a lot of fun. We were actually up until after 2, which is the latest I have been up all year, I think!

therunwithin said...

oh man I wish we had seafood like that on NYE! I am seafood lover

Kacy said...

We had a seafood dinner too (crab legs) and drank wine and watched TV. It was perfect :)

Allysia said...

You had sorta the opposite new year's eve that I did, ha ha! Though I did spend time playing games with a handful of good friends (before the big party) so that was nice. And I've definitely been asleep before midnight on years prior, ha ha! Happy new year!

Mom on the Run said...

Happy New Year!

We ended up having more people than we thought. We had so much fun :)

My husband said we need to have you cook for our next New Years celebration.

mostlyfitmom said...

We were in Arizona with my family from Christmas Eve until today. On New Year's Even, I made homemade pizza on the bbq, enjoyed some limoncello and time with my family. Was in bed just before midnight, but stayed up talking until after 12 so my husband and I could say "Happy New Year!" We are usually asleep at midnight and thought we should make an effort to stay awake this year.