Chatting with my friend, Kaci, the other day we decided to dinner before she and Jay headed off to Hawaii for 3 months and Tommy and I started our whirlwind of traveling for 2012.
|Kaci doing yoga.|
I wanted to have a little fun with this dinner. Since I have been studying French and recently got Stéphane Reynaud's Rôtis cookbook I decided to put a French spin on things.
I went a little overboard (again, the holidays making "Martha" well up in me) and made menus with old postcard designs for our festin.
On the menu at chez caldwell:
|(I'm not advanced enough in my French practice to put together everything on this menu, so my apologies for any errors)|
We feasted and enjoyed the company of each other welcoming 2012 with satisfied bellies!
I caught a smile from the gang before digging into the créme brûlée and espresso!
Also present at dinner in spirit were our friends Rio & Jodi who moved to the East Coast for a couple of years.
Rio and Carsyn all cozy on the futon.
After all was said and done, the guests had left and the kitchen was cleaned I found this guy passed out on the futon.
What a great way to welcome 2012! This might have to become a tradition at the Caldwells.
Bonne année et bonne santé á tous!