December 31, 2010

New Year’s Eve Dinner

If you ever read my now-defunct food blog, you might know that my two best friends in the ‘hood, Cat and Dog, are chefs!  And their dog, Halas, is Connor’s best friend, too.

I had a gorgeous dinner at their house this evening and then headed home to sedate Connor for the fireworks at the Harbour. He hates all loud bangs, fireworks, thunder, guns, etc.

NYE dinner2So, here’s what was on the menu, from the bottom and going clockwise:

* Braised/roasted onions… amazingly sweet and mild. 
* Proscuitto wrapped around mango. Just a twist on the old standard, with an onion, mint marmalade.
* Hummus, carrots and crackers
* A blue goat cheese, a brie, mango, mozzarella and two types of Italian sausages 
* Sushi

My contribution was lemon curd and raspberry jam in phyllo tarts.

For drinks, we had prosecco with kumquats. Fabulous! Did you know that you can just pop a kumquat into your mouth and eat it? I didn’t!NYE dinner Happy New Year to Everyone, and thanks to Cat & Dog for another fine and fun evening!

Photos by the incredible Chef Cat!


  1. Yum! Happy New Year Meg. I've loved getting to know you this year. xoxo, Nelle

  2. Happy New Years this looks so good!!!

  3. All the best in 2011...peace and harmony to all.

  4. OMG! Your blog banner is FANTASTIC!!! And the food looks and sounds DIVINE!!! What wonderful friends, all of you! Happy New Year to you and Conner.

  5. Poor Connor!! Jones is my defender--hates the bangs, but is determined to defend house and home and me: has to go outside and bark at everything. Happy New Year; I'm anxiously awaiting more exploits. Mary

  6. Meg you header is hilarious!! So fun! All the best!

    Happy New Years!

    Art by Karena

  7. Happy New Year! The fireworks sounded incredible all of the way up here in Towson - I can't imagine what they sounded like to dogs and other critters downtown.
    I love your blog and have been visiting it after a long respite.


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