Happy New Year, bloggies!
I apologize for my absence these past few days! I took a little break from spending so much time on the internet, and it felt great! I have been busy, busy too! My family came up from New York this past week, and I went out with friends in Boston yesterday and today for New Years! I’ve been loving every minute of winter break, but am so excited to finally blog again! I sadly don’t have too many pictures, but I did take lots of pictures from our feast with my cousins, aunts and uncles.
My mom was worn out from cooking for Christmas, so we decided to get mostly all of our food catered for our mini family reunion! Everything was delicious. My Aunt Kathy and family brought awesome appetizers, we provided the Italian catered meal, and my Aunt Mary made world class desserts.
Brie with raspberry jam and sliced almonds
7 layer dip
cheese and crackers (forgot to photograph the cheese)
Chopped up bread with a spinach dip
Homemade chicken sausage and peppers
Meatballs that don’t look very appetizing but are extremely tasty!
Chicken Parm (my family forgot to tell me that dinner was being served beforehand so I could photograph)
And what’s a meal without bread?
And now the best part, DESSERT:
Oreo Cheese”cake” truffle. These were a HUGE hit and went very quickly! I will be making these again!
English Jam Thumprint Cookies:
Delicious homemade 3 layer bars (yes I just made that up). The bottom layer is made of peanut butter, rice crispy treats and wheaties?? (correct my if i’m wrong Aunt Mary), the middle layer is vanilla pudding and the top layer is chocolate chips! TDF! (To die for)
The most amazing chocolate cake ever. My aunt is a FABULOUS cake maker and puts a ton of time and effort into making delicious cakes. She knows my mom and I LOVE chocolate cake, so she made an indescribable chocolate ganache cake. The ganache is made of dark lindt chocolate. Oh my gosh!! Sooo good!
Cutting a slice:
The perfect slice:
I forget what these cookies were called, but they are good! They weren’t made by my Aunt Mary but were purchased from Roche Brothers. Yum!
And Great company!:
Cousins Keara and Jordan
Jordan and her boyfriend, Rich:
Cousins enjoying their cake!
Meghan wondering how she should pose for my blog!:
Mommy and I:
Mommy and the FABULOUS pastry chef herself, Aunt Mary:
Most of the cousins and I (I apologize for the glare from the sun):
Me, Keara, Jordan and Mary:
We all played a family game of Bunko. It was so much fun! I actually came in first place, too! What can I say, i’m lucky!
And what is a game without presents?
Whew, all those pictures just took me forever to load! I really need to download windows live writer because I hear it makes life a lot easier. Last night I had a fabulous night out in Boston with friends. I love going into Boston for New Years Eve! We rented a hotel room and went out to a bar and did a lot of dancing! It was a great time.
I am usually not huge into New Years Resolutions, and this year is no different. My main goal is always to make the next year better than the last! I always hope for health and happiness for all of my friends, family and all of you! Here is to 2010 being a great one!
Do you make New Years Resolutions? If so, what is yours?