Out with the old

It's Me, Mum, Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest tonight. I have a killer new sexy black dress but nowhere to go and no one to go with. Soooo sad. LOL. Actually I'm kind of glad... I hate big raging parties with bunches of strangers. I'm a backyard BBQ, lawn chair, family party girl.

I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to 2008. It really has been a rollercoaster year in both the big world and in my little piece of it... lots of wonderful things but lots of sadness too.

I have high hopes for 2009. Bring it on!

Tonight's New Year's Eve Menu

Shelly's Bacon-wrapped Pesto Shrimp
a Yummy Quesadilla (will post recipe this week sometime)
Turkey & Cranberry Goat Cheese Roll-ups
Veggies and my Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Little Sausages and Meatballs in 2 Sauces (also will post soon)
A glass of Almond Champagne (a local winery favorite)

and my traditional 12 Raisins.

Remember from last year... you toss them in your mouth at the stroke of midnight. For every raisin that you get in your mouth that will be one month of good luck in the coming year.

Last year I practiced the day before and the first raisin I scored right in the mouth, second raisin bam right in my eye. This explains a lot about my 2008. Hoping for a better outcome tonight.

Hope you all have an AWESOME time whatever you do and maybe get a New Year kiss (or 2 or 3).

Be safe.


Some Chilean Woman said...

Aww. Funny enough my Facebook status complains about my lack of New Years kisses. Och, we'll get through it! At least I work tonight so I won't have to think about it.

Have a lovely 2009 -looking forward to your blogs. You're inspiring.

KLTTX said...

Happy New Year!

Quick question: Are do you bites freeze well and if so, how do you heat them up? Thanks.

ThatKimGirl said...

Oh yeah, I love me some o'that almond champagne!!! Happy New Year Eggy!

Nick said...

Hey we got Dick to tonight! We are staying in. No one coming over. Just us. Snow is falling, Christmas Lights are on, and tater tots are in the oven. Just a munchie night kickin' back and relaxin'. Seacrest annoys me, but as long as Dick Clark makes it, we are there to watch!

Looking forward to 2009!
Take a photo of you in the black dress, sounds nice.


Debbie Y. said...

A raisin in the eye...yep, that's me all over.

We were in bed by 8:30 last night. What does that tell you about partying in South Alabama, LOL

Wishing you a wonderful new year with lots of time to perfect those dishes and post the new recipes for all of us poor schmucks who wish they could cook.

Thanks ever so much for your patience with us. Thanks for all of the inspiring weight-loss tips. And thanks for your great attitude and helpful nature for all of us in this transition period from old self to new self.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Happy New Year Everyone! You guys help me more than you know!!!

KLTTX: Yep they freeze great and I just defrost in the fridge and heat up in the toaster oven or microwave.


Anonymous said...

Do you drink champagne, even though it's "carbonated," after a fashion? Or is the almond champagne sans-bubbles? :)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Crystal, I do bubbles. I figure I can burp so I'm good to go... I don't do soda never did post-op but a glass of champagne or beer is A-OK in my book.