But first, the dinner. We started off with caprese skewers. Drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and dusted with smoked salt and cracked pepper.
Dinner was grilled salmon, and my new favorite way to make potatoes (hasselback) from For The Love Of Cooking. Oven roasted asparagus, field green salad with craisins, almonds, and feta. This is not a good picture, but Maryrose was the official photographer for the night. Dinner was filled with lively conversation, and laughs.
For the rest of the evening, Maryrose became, The Mysterious Maryrose.....showing only her eyes, peeking out from her blankie.
Or her book.........Maryrose and I are Lifetime Weight Watchers, and I saw this book and thought of her, since she has a real thing for macaroni and cheese!!!
We went into the family room to enjoy the fire and have cake and coffee.
Now, I have been told a time or two that I like to keep my house cold enough to hang meat! Do you suppose THAT is why Maryrose is covered up in a blankie all night? And why Kevin is throwing a tree into the fire.....? Hmmm?
But when the bubbly started to flow....we all warmed up!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday my forever dear friend. And thank you for sharing your birthday and New Year's Eve with us. And your bubbly too!!!! We had a great time!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!