Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Last year was pretty grueling, so my only New Year's resolution is to get back to doing the things I love most - like blogging.  I still have a billion writing deadlines (well actually only 10 stories this upcoming week, which feels like a billion), so I'm just going to post a few photos from New Year's Eve as a way of dipping my toes back into the blogging waters. Real recipes will be coming next week.

The oysters above came from the East Dennis Oyster Farm, and they are simply exquisite. I can't include the recipe here because it's the recipe I'm running for my food column this week in The Cape Codder newspaper and editors don't like it when you scoop yourself.  So consider this a preview.  Here's a close up shot:

These Baked Oysters Casino were truly yummy.  Since it was New Year's Eve, the Kitchen Genius cooked not one, but two, racks of lamb.  It was a mountain of meat, oh my!  But we had the boys to eat it...

At midnight we got brave and sassy and actually lit one firework and then raced back inside before the police arrived.  The neighbors didn't call the police this year!  Looks like things are looking up already in 2011...

That video is for you, dear sweet Melissa!  We love you, miss you, wish you were here!