Friday, January 02, 2009

The Roof is on Fire

Coley: "Pass that mayflower please...wait, is that what it's called?"
Jared: "That is cauliflower, the mayflower is the boat the pilgrims came over on..."

so Colten tried cauliflower for the first time, and enjoyed it.

Fun-do night, aka New Years Eve, was fabulous.
we made parmesan chicken nuggets (from my new cookbook).....
and steak, which I cut in little pieces.
all the meat was then put on a stick.
(which makes it way more fun, in case there was any question)
there were dipping sauces:
curry, mustard, and horseradish for the steak,
bbq for the chicken.
obviously, you are suppose to cook the meat in hot oil, however, I only have one fondue pot....and it had cheese fondue in it.... for dipping the bread, mayflower, broccoli, and if you were one of my boys the meat..... after dinner was chocolate fondue...strawberries, bananas, pineapple, marshmallows, and angelfood cake.....
all made just a little better dipped in chocolate....
we stuffed ourselves and talked about our resolutions for the new year...
then we moved into the living room to watch the ball drop.

following the Spanish tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight....Jack waits patiently for the countdown...all the while coming dangerously close to impaling his right nostril with the grape skewer. toasting the new year with some party juice (sparkling white grape juice and raspberries)...
wishing everyone the best in 2009. I really do feel like it's going to be a great one...

7 comments:

essie said...

you are waaay too funny for this girl!!!

and again, for the record, the kinder were sober, the light WAS a very pretty red, and we all ran into the back yard to hide behind the house in case the po-po were on the way.

because THAT was a good hiding place.

oh my stars-i'm going to h**L aren't i?!!

i love you!
happy 2009-
it IS going to be a good year!
xoxoxx

pakosta said...

how fUN!
happy 2009!
i think it's going to be great!
tara

sarah said...

i LOVE your new years fun-do night.
makes me wanna borrow my mom's fun-do pots + have a party.
or just come visit and have a fun-do party w/ you and the boys :)

and that cookbook...
SO many good recipes in there!
it's one of my faves.
the chicken stew with biscuits is really YUMMY.

and yes. 2009 = GREAT.
xx.

Missy said...

from now on... I want to do NYE at your house :)

Cheryl said...

Your blog always makes me so happy. I feel like I am there jabbing grapes up my nose with you! LOL. What a fun idea to do fondue - everyone loves dipping, and maybe, just maybe I could get my little guy to try some mayflower that way! Happy 2009!

gabbyfek said...

i want you to send me recipes from that cookbook.
and i love that your blog plays my favorite tay song.
i cannot comment on the pics b/c they just make me miss you guys waaaaaaaaaaaay too much. and the time we had NYE fun-do HERE. siiiiiiiiiiiiigh.
love you guys so.
xoxoxoxox.

pakosta said...

MISSING YOUR BLOG< WOULD YOU GET UPDATING PLEASE????! tara