When my husband and I tried to come up with NYE plans this year, we were stuck. We’ve done the big parties in San Francisco, went out in the craziness, traveled, hosted our own NYE parties & had late dinner reservations with friends at nice restaurants. As we looked back at past celebrations, the late dinners with friends had been our favorite memories. Then I had a brilliant idea to cook dinner at our very own home…not any old dinner, a seven course meal. That meant: no driving, no crowds and no up charges. My husband and I did this for our seventh wedding anniversary and it was a night to remember. We love to cook and just be together; I know gag…but we really just like hanging out!
I decorated our table in black, gold and glitter of course. I hung decor on the wall and put up sparkly banners; we set the table with our fine china and stemware from our wedding. Jackson and I created our seven course menu and made our grocery list. We had a gift card to Whole Foods, so that is where we bought all of our groceries; we never shop there for a full grocery list, so this was a real treat. All of the alcohol we had a home, so this dinner only costed us about one hundred dollars…bonus!
We dressed up, played some music in the background and began cooking our seven course meal. During each course we would take a card (found HERE, on Pintrest) and talked about our 2016 memories.
Phyllo Wrapped Baked Brie
Bodega Bay Oysters with Mignonette Sauce
Butternut & Apple Souo
Lemon Raspberry Sorbet
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Fillet Mignon with Roasted Mushrooms
Sparklers & Champs
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It was a perfect night as we cooked, talked about the future, shared our goals for 2017, danced and played with sparklers. 2017 we are ready for you, we can’t wait to see what the future holds. I think this is going to be a great year! Happy New Year to you; I wish you a very HAPPY & HEALTHY 2017!