Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's New Years Eve. Tomorrow we begin 2013. It has whizzed by.

I've been mentally going through this past year and smiling as I recall our visits to Florida, California and Nevada, as well as family house guests from Nevada and South Carolina. It was a busy ~ and wonderful ~ year.

But, although I spent countless hours in the kitchen, my blog ended up with a measly 29 posts for the entire year. I struggled with direction and blogger burnout and my blog suffered for it.

Thank you all for sticking with me.

I am hoping that this coming year I am able to shake this fog and share more of the wonderful food and fun from my kitchen.

Anyway, the last couple of weeks I've been on a wonderful Christmas vacation, first to South Carolina where I visited my niece and nephew and their families, then to Florida for Christmas with my son Chris and his family.

Christmas Eve day, we did a little last minute shopping and stopped for lunch at our favorite place, Star Fish Company, a fish market and restaurant just off Anna Maria Island, where we were staying.

This was our table...

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And this was our entertainment...

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...as we dined on Shrimp Po' Boy with Spicy Remoulade Sauce...

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and Fried Calamari...

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That evening, after dinner, we enjoyed a Christmas Eve walk taking in this view:

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And after our walk on the beach, as we settled in for the evening, our neighbor emailed us this photo of what was transpiring at home:

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The first EVER blizzard warning in central Arkansas! The next day, he sent us two more photos:

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We're home now. There's still a little snow on the ground, but it's melting slowly but surely.

We won't be going out for dinner. I'm making this Roast Lemon Chicken and we'll have a nice salad with it. I can guarantee I'll be in bed before midnight and ready to begin 2013 first thing in the morning.

I simply want to wish everyone a very happy and safe New Year's Eve and a wonderful, prosperous, healthy New Year.




2 comments:

Proud Italian Cook said...

A very Happy New Year Terri to you and yours!!

Marie

Terri said...

Thanks Marie. I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season and look forward to an equally wonderful new year.

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