Cook, enjoy, clean up, sleep, repeat

I like the idea of New Years Eve and Day as a time to set the tone for the year ahead. Last night I made a simple roasted chicken with potatoes and onions and roasted purple Brussels sprouts. I took a great picture of the rubbed and trussed chicken and another when I had browned the back and was about to put it in the oven but forgot to snap one of the beautiful golden bird just before I started carving. I remembered right after I made the first cut along the breastbone but then it was too late…

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Deb and I sat and talked and ate; consumed most of a bottle of champagne. Topped it all off with poached figs and Camembert and a spot of cognac.

This morning I dove right into the kitchen. I prepped most of the food in anticipation of Beth, Susumu and Heidi’s arrival. IMG_2821Last night’s Brussels sprouts made a reappearance with olives and peppers to munch with mimosas while the potato cakes cooked (they always take longer than I think they will so it’s fine that I had fallen behind on the salad and coffee).  Sus and Beth went outside to pick oranges for the mimosas. That’s one of the SoCal perks – OJ needs to be really fresh as far as I’m concerned.

Great conversation accompanied a fine meal:

  • Potato Cakes with Goat Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Salmon Caviar
  • Arugula and Pear Salad with Walnuts and Walnut Vinaigrette
  • Mimosas and Coffee

Happy New Year! Here’s to 2013 filled with cooking and eating interesting things and doing both with the people we love!

About floricooks

I cook; I feed; I eat
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6 Responses to Cook, enjoy, clean up, sleep, repeat

  1. Dinner was fabulous. But I think it’s strange you’ve already posted this on January 1 and it’s showing as being posted on Jan. 2. In what country?

  2. floricooks says:

    I’m pretty sure WordPress is on GMT

  3. Wendy Ashton says:

    Food looks delicious Flori! Your company looks even better! Hope you had a great day!

  4. Conor Bofin says:

    Lovely looking food Flori.
    Happy New Year to you,

  5. floricooks says:

    Same to you, Conor. Here’s to a year of eating well and feeding others!

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