Low-key lasagna NYE

Welcome, welcome 2013!

lasagna slice

Last night we hosted our NYE Pops pre-symphony dinner party, dishing out big pieces of lasagna*, a spinach-pear-red onion salad and my first attempt at tres leches cake for dessert (using the America’s Test Kitchen recipe). It was a wonderfully low-key evening, considering I woke up with a nasty cold and was able to see lots of friends yet still be in bed by 1 a.m.

*We made two from the HyVee Holiday 2012 Seasons magazine recipe, minus one layer because really, how is that going to fit in a pan? It was yummy, but if we do it again we will add onions and a little more seasoning/garlic because those just take everything to the next level.

Christa and Richard came into town from Chicago for the long weekend, and of course, I put them to work tracing/cutting/glittering masks for the evening. Such troopers.


(I got the mask template via Ruche’s Homemade Holiday e-zine.) Christa and I also got our sewing on and made double sided fabric headbands. I was all about actully doing something I’d seen on Pinterest over break and these are a super cute and easy sewing project, plus I already had the elastic on hand.

By the end of the night I had sneezed all of my makeup off, switched from contacts to my old glasses and we were watching the countdown on TV with the sound off and a Spoon record on. Here’s to a fantastic year with lots of surprises ahead. We find out in a little more than two weeks if it’s a boy or girl!


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One response to “Low-key lasagna NYE

  1. carol beamer

    What a fun New Year’s Eve! The dinner looks great, but that picture of you and Joe looks ever better…cute! This new year has such exciting things in store of you..wishing you the best year ever! xo

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