The latest holidays in this house this week were celebrated in style, sort of.
We celebrated my ladies' birthday with a cake. The lovelies were treated to a fine layered gâteau with strawberries on top. Mom and daughter look great, as always. I didn't query them as to what they were wishing for before they extinguished the candles. Hopefully they wished big!
New year's Eve was hardly celebrated in the traditional way. As I noted the other day, we made turkey and black bean chili nachos as pictured here. Turned out to be a filling meal. not just carbs, but plenty of fiber (bell pepper, onion, celery, black and kidney beans) and fat (cheese, sour cream). A Fred Astaire movie marathon on TCM was part of our December 31 routine. Even made it to 12:30, saw the ball drop on TV. It seemed far more impressive when I was small and watching the ball drop on a black and white TV (yipee it's 1965, 1966, 1967, etc).
I think the lack of excitement is what made it a fine evening.