Monday, January 2, 2012

Bonne Année!

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!

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