by William Cullen Bryant
Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay— Stay till the good old year, So long companion of our way, Shakes hands, and leaves us here. Oh stay, oh stay, One little hour, and then away.
Out came the fine fancy china, a gift from my mother-in-law. I gave in to temptation and made napkins to match the china. I again used the purl bee tutorial, but increased the dimensions by 2 inches. Bigger napkins are tres tres fancy.
A beautiful fancy table. Ready for dinner, conversation, laughter and toasts to what has been and what will be.
The food. Oh my goodness the food. In courses! In fancy courses!We started with roasted red pepper soup then on to roasted pear halves stuffed with goodness over a bed of lettuce.
Our fancy main course consisted of a root vegetable gratin and stuffed pork roast with apples. Then, a dessert that allows a small glimpse of nirvana in each bite. Coconut milk, palm sugar, vanilla, bananas and pineapple. Warm and served over ice cream. A recipe from our honeymoon in Bali.
A sweet and delicious goodbye to 2010. And everyone loved the napkins.
Happy New Year.