Monday, December 31, 2007

Another year coming to an end...

Wow... I can't believe we are already at the last day of 2007! Between selling a house, buying a house and moving back to Minnesota from the east coast, this year seemed to pass in the blink of an eye! We're both excited to see what 2008 brings into our lives!

We typically stay in on New Year's Eve, so I asked Jeff a few days ago what he would like to do for dinner. After thinking about it, he told me he didn't want anything special and said "let's just have a plate of snack-y type stuff". That could mean anything... so I asked for something more a little more specific - he rattled off some stuff and we got everything bought at the market yesterday.

What we ended up with was a plate to share of thinly sliced prosciutto, sliced ham, rounds of pepperoni, slices of sharp white cheddar, shaved Asiago, cubes of Jarlsberg, juicy green and red grapes, Granny Smith apples, cheddar crackers and of course, he had to have some good ol' saltines! We should be all set and ready to watch the ball drop with very fully bellies! That is, if we even make it to midnight - I think it has been a few years since since we actually stayed awake long enough to see it happen!

We've been asked quite a few times if we would post a round-up of our favorite recipes of the year. Jeff and I both thought about it and decided to make separate lists, then mash them together and see what we came up with. We picked a total of 12 sweet and 12 savory (just because there are 12 months in a year... at least that is our excuse!) - however, this was very difficult as we both had recipes on our lists that didn't match the other. Oh well - I could have probably picked at least 20 or 30, but we will stick with 12 and go with that. Just keep in mind that we had many other favorites - here's our list in alphabetical order.

If you will be out and about tonight, have a great time and please be safe!


  1. May you and Jeff have a wonderful and prosperuous 2008. May your new home be filled with joy and love.

    May your kitchen produce as many, or more, wonderful recipes than it did in 2007.

    And it you are out and about tonight be safe.

    I have Celine Dion's DVD of her show in Vegas Don't have to worry about the drunks on the road --- only about losing power to a storm.

    Happy New Year Joe and Jeff.

  2. Happy New Year to you both! I have enjoyed this blog for 2 years now and I am very much so looking forward to another year of drooling! =)


  3. You're right, Joe...the year sure did fly by! Happy New Year to you and Jeff! I hope you have a healthy and prosperous year, and I'm looking forward to another year of your great blog! I always look foward to seeing what's cooking in your kitchen :-)

  4. Happy New Year!


  5. Happy New Year to you both, Joe and Jeff!

  6. Happy New Year to ya!

    Staying at home is a good idea, on New Years. Probably not very safe to be driving.

    I'm glad you posted this list! I think I was one of those people that asked you to do this. I will have to try your "top" recipes.

  7. I think Jeff had the perfect idea when it came to food... I'd so enjoy this.

    Happy new year you too and may all you wish and dream for come through.

  8. yeah, our recipes are like kids, can't just choose between them, right?:) nice recap, and as this is my first time, I'm going through all your sweet entries as I have a huuge sweet tooth:D

  9. Thanks everyone! I hope you all had a great start to the New Year!