December 30, 2011
Haven't been biking or blogging too much, since we have been wholly consumed with house projects. This is what happens when you already have no time. Vacation time becomes get 'er done time.
We are hoping that this is our last holiday embarking on big and time consuming indoor projects. I think the normal thing to do is actually hire people and pay them to do the work. We're just so handy dandy around here. We really ask for it. Yay for us.
Now, the good news is the end is in sight! And we're super excited to have a very low key new year's eve around here, with just a few friends over for a late supper.
I took time this afternoon to do a trial run of this non-alcoholic Mandarin Punch in the NY Times. It was really easy and TASTY.
Just make an infused simple syrup.
And more citrus!
I use the mix with club soda, but I've got several bottles of bubbles on hand for spiked Mandarin Punch.
I also dug out all the stuffs required to set the table.
A mixture of antique Limoges, and both new and old wine glasses.
Leanne and I will be busy in the kitchen tomorrow, with other friends bringing in apps and drinks. I am looking forward to making my guests give their thoughts and accounts on the past year, and eager to hear what everybody is thinking about looking forward to in 2012.