What a grand time we had New Year's Eve! We had invited my 30+ year karate disciple Master Tim House and his wife Shodan Cindy House over for dinner.
We all worked together and made homemade pasta from scratch, and a rich Bolognese sauce. These recipes were from a meal that we had made at an Italian cooking class my daughter Marissa had given us a certificate to the Culinary Playground for Christmas last year.
Amazingly, it wasn't such a messy operation as it's been in the past, so we sailed right through all of that. And the Bolegense sauce came out just super. Earlier, Sue had made an Italian blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry lemon parfait desert from the same set of recipes that was simply spectacular.
We did 3 bottles of wine among the 4 of us over a long time frame so no ill effects. Tim and Cindy left around 10pm, and after watching a couple of saved shows, we did stay up to see the ball drop. But we were really, really pooped out by then and were in bed 3 minutes after that.
Happy New Year!