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...

video

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

11 comments:

Foodycat said...

Happy New Year, Laurie! Those racks of lamb are perfectly cooked - your kitchen genius is pretty clever, isn't he?

Saralee Perel said...

Oh Laurie, those oysters casino look amazing! I'm happy to know you had a good time, that you set off a firework (never used firework as a singular before) and had PAJAMA DAY!

vanillasugar said...

she's back! yeah. can't wait to hook up with you and have girlie chit chat.
happy new year to you! so glad you are getting all those good gigs. how are the chickens? lol you need to see my latest post, as i have a glimpse of my neighbors rooster (even have a video for it too). you would love him.

Amy said...

Happy New Year!
Wow, fancy feast.

Karen said...

The clams look amazing and that lamb is just making my mouth water! Love it!

Mary said...

Laurie, this was really a feast - just a fabulous meal. I hope that 2011 brings only good things your way. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Deb in Hawaii said...

Yum--both the oysters and clams look amazing. Happy New Year! ;-)

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Foodycat said...

There's an article about Cape Cod by Paul Theroux in this month's Vanity Fair. Made me think of you! Hope you are well.

Zesty Cook said...

Wow, talk about gourmet! Everything here looks delicious!

Italian Cooking said...

Oh my the lamb looks just wonderful! Lamb and oysters on Christmas Eve. Sounds like a plan. Thank you so much for the inspiration!