Welcome, welcome 2013!
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!