Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2010!!

Good morning! Happy New Year! Happy Twenty-ten? Or are you going with Twothousandandten? Whichever, I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season and that your Christmas was as merry, bright and filled with fun & family as ours was. And I've got pictures to prove it!

A lot of our traditions revolve around the kids, especially New Year's Day. We spend the morning at Lowry Park Zoo (the animals are usually playing with Christmas presents; fun for all) then we come home to a special dinner of hot dogs (actually beer bratwursts this year) with all the fixins, roast potatoes & the first of the Florida sweet corn on the cob. I'm also making Hoppin' John this year because we could all use a little luck. Our dessert is Chocolate Fondue with bananas, angel food cake and Plant City strawberries. Yum!

And although we don't do anything special for New Year's Eve, I did find this intriguing recipe to try at home:

Scotch Fizz

serves 4

2 oz single malt Scotch
3/4 oz Cointreau
12 oz Champagne or sparkling wine

4 large lemon peels

Shake Scotch and Cointreau with ice cubes until shaker is frosted. Divide into 4 chilled champagne flutes. Top with the Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with the lemon peel and serve.

Happy New Year!

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