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Old 12-29-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Nowadays almost everyone I know does nothing special. This year I actually have a party to go to (hope I can stay awake that long!).

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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New Years Eve is also our wedding anniversary. Years ago we used to go with friends to Nick & Tonis in Easthampton but the place is not the same since the owners death some 7 years ago. Like many of the places in the Hamptons it has become too shishi. We also used to frequent John Duck's in Southampton,but alas this 100+ year old establishment is out of business. This year we'll be settling for dinner at a small place liked by our friends on the North Fork near East Marion.
I'd rather dine at home on shrimp, lobster, and draught beer but the ball and chain rules.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
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Bill, if you've never been, we adored the lobster rolls at the Love Lane Cafe in Mattituck.

New Year's Eve? my favorite thing to do is have people over for munchies, conversation and good wine. So that's what will be happening tomorrow night. I found a truffle in my fridge that should have been used a year ago, and think I'm going to use it in some truffled grilled cheese sandwiches. (among other tidbits). and at midnight, always Blackeyed peas.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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We are having a couple of friends over from Montreal, and will be smashing two massive pomegranates up .. usually in the bathtub, but since I'm redoing the bathroom at the moment, the seeds are not going to fly there... NO WAY!!!!

We do it to bless the house for the new year... the more of a mess you make, the more blessed you will be!! And we have two huge ones.. bigger than my hand! Hehehehehe. Maybe on the front step. Away from the car.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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New Year's Eve? my favorite thing to do is have people over for munchies, conversation and good wine. So that's what will be happening tomorrow night.
+1 Exactly that.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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a bottle of bubbly, (barefoot brand, is just great. just me and thomas (cat) he doesn't drink much.

hopefully i can make it to midnight
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:44 AM   #7
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Actually, the group we hang out with (we have a group who variously meet for an hour at our "third place" on Fridays, and take turns hosting brunch once a month) are meeting at one of our homes (we considered doing progressive, but decided that was too much driving and parking in a very old town where parking is a pain). One of our group has a huge home that was a rambling wreck and I think are looking forward to showing off their latest improvements. We're all pitching in with the food, each is bringing a bottle of bubbly. The thing is that my norm is to be in bed at 9 (no, I don't go to sleep that early, I just escape into silence and a book at that time). So naps will be in order.

Babetoo, I once had a cat who loved wine and beer. If I threw a party and had guests who didn't like cats all I had to do was sprinkle a little on a piece of bread and put it somewhere, and she'd happily lick at it for hours.
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Working from 8:00AM until just after midnight this evening. The life of a Chef...
Wishing all of you a happy and very safe New Year.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:26 PM   #9
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Glenn and I will be celebrating our first New Year's Eve together. Also, the first one as a married couple. Neither of us has any desire to go out and, due to the rural aspect of our area, there is really no place to go that would be nearby. The closest place of any kind is nearly 50 miles away, so we're going to spend it together, in front of the fireplace with a bottle of bubbly. I can't imagine anything any better.
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I also told my wife that I did not want 50 people in the house.
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