I will be honest, I am glad the holidays are over. It was my first Christmas and New Year without Mike since I was 21. I kept myself very busy, but in the end , you realize your are doing just that.
I did not decorate or entertain, too soon for me, my heart wasn’t in it. But I did decorate , cook and bake, A LOT for others!
I did a luncheon for my parish…
And several parties for my organization. The hardest part is dragging all my equipment back and forth!
I got to use many of my Nordic ware pans, and made more Death by Chocolate trifles than I care to think about.
Stuffed rolled loin of pork, served with an apple brandy compote was a hit for one of the parties. After this picture they were dipped in egg, rolled in panko and browned. You need a really big fry pan!They get finished in the oven.
One of the parties was a Santa party, and I was lucky that my son’s 5 children could attend as they don’t live nearby.
We are in the middle of a blizzard here on Long Island, and as most of the country is experiencing snow and frigid temps, I’ll spare you yet another snow scene!
Here’s to 2018, good health to all of you! I miss you all!