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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year's in Rehab

 New Year's Eve at Chateau Inferno is a quiet affair. We prefer to make merry amongst our own and stay out of the insane South Florida traffic. I like to refer to the whole thing as "Amateur Night."
 For those of you that love recipes, as do I:
1 gallon apple cider
2 blood oranges, sliced thin and halved
2 lemons, sliced thin
1 tablespoon of ginger
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of cloves
Simmer for an hour. Enjoy the aroma. This cures the common cold, seriously.
 We roasted a little garlic for bread spread.
 (Cover and bake, trying to control yourself.)
Fed my mother enough of this to waylay the germs that were attempting to scale her castle walls.
We sauteed some creminis.
 Got out the reveling beverages.
 Oh, and the ones for the adults.

 Including the one for the hubs. A bottle of asti to myself? Oh, drat!
Rub down the steaks...
 ...ignite a little fire...
 ...and let's sit down!
 My children all hate asparagus. I'm good with that.





Cheers and blessings to all as we enter 2011.
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Musings from Kim K. said...

Yum. Happy New Year! Cheers!

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Sunny, your spread looks incredible. Gosh, those steaks, and mushrooms, and garlic, oh and asparagus, and lobster claws, lol, oh man, can I come for dinner sometime, or is this a new years only meal, :)

We also celebrate all these holidays with close family ONLY. We have never gone out to do anything crazy or wild, I hate the idea of being out driving on a day like that, you know all those wild ones are out on the loose, no offense wild ones, PLUS I would never dream of leaving my kids with a sitter, while I am off celebrating, he he. Thus, we chill like you, however us Romanians, are often dancing, and playing Hungarian cards, till the wee hours of the morning, he he.

I wish you and the ENTIRE chateau inferno a VERY happy New YEAR, filled with much happiness, LOVE, and health. !!!

Bella :)

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Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

It looks likes you had an AMAZING New Years with yummy food and family. We pent ours with friends playing games on the Kinect. WOAH what a workout hahaha

Dharma said...

Well now I know what we're doing for New Years 2011! LOL

I'll help eat all the asparagus. Promise.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

More delicious food! I love roasted garlic! It all looked amazing! We stay in as well but didn't do any fancy spread this year. What a special night!

Deb said...

Sunny, you and I are living parallel lives I think. This post made me laugh, because -

1. We stay in every year on NYE although we rolled down the hill next door to mom's this year for a few hours (It's also the hubs b-day)
2. We had oysters, bacon wrapped filet, lobster mashed potatoes and asparagus (which my children destest, but the hubby loves)
3. Beer and Champagne. What more could you want??

It's nice to know that if I ever got stuck in Florida over the holidays I could just invite myself to your house and feel right at home - ha! :)

Vonda said...

Happy New Year Sunny!
I'm loving the recipes you've been posting. I plan on trying the chiopinno (spelling) very, very soon!

Olive said...

Very festive Sunny. I had plans to make Syllabub but was way too tired so went to bed at 12:05. Yawn I am so boring.

Unknown said...

Mmmm, looks delicious! Those photos are making me hungry! :) Glad you had a great New Year's!


Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

My stomach growled during the entire reading of this post.

MJ said...

wow you make me hungry with this post!!! and speaking about avoiding the insane, people were crazy around here on NYE... glad to have stayed at home also :)

Heather said... mouth is watering. What a delicious looking feast!

Cheryl D. said...

WOW! That's quite a meal! We celebrated my going out for bad Mexican food. I'm still feeling sick!

Carrie said...

Oh no, you did NOT just go there! LOBSTER! Now I need some. Yum.

And a side of roasted garlic, too. Thanks.


ANKH said...

Cures the common cold, huh? What about the PLAGUE? That's what my whole household has. (Even the Furbabies!)

Thanks for the recipe! Even if it doesn't work, it sounds like something I would like anyways. :)