HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! I hope 2020 brings you health, happiness, lots of romance, and an endless stream of salted caramel sauce. And speaking of sauce…may I tell you what Mr. Fox and I devoured for dinner last night? Here’s the three-course menu:
1) Coq au Vin with a side of roasted red potatoes; 2) Lettuce greens tossed in red wine vinaigrette, and garnished with sliced beets and crumbled goat cheese; 3) Whole Orange Almond Cake.
Would you believe that I’ve made the aforementioned cake eleven (!) times in the past four weeks? Yes, it’s THAT delicious. Here’s the recipe.
And do let me know if you want my recipe for Coq au Vin. Coq au Vin — French for “chicken in wine” — is a terrific main course for a dinner party. You can make it well ahead of time, and then reheat it on the stove top when your guests arrive.
After dinner, instead of watching the Times Square ball drop (like normal people), we streamed Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound. Are you familiar with this American Masters documentary? It covers Baez’s life, music, and activism from 1958 – 2009.
I seem to be in a blogging mood. So let me show the Christmas card that Fox and I sent out last month!
Here’s the front of the card. Avery looks…horrified. She’s definitely camera-shy.
Here’s the back of the card. Avery’s antics made me giggle. Fox just wanted…a decent photograph.
Did you make any resolutions for 2020? Please shout ’em out in the comments field below. I’m rooting for you!
Thanks for your companionship throughout the twenty-tens. I look forward to sharing lots of good food and home and garden stuff with you during the ROARING TWENTIES.