The year ended much the same way began...sharing a meal then a countdown with old friends. We not only had our old friends from DC here for the night, but we also shared the evening with some new friends as well. It seemed fitting, the blend of old and new. I was much too busy enjoying myself to take any photos. Sometimes that's how it ought to be, I think.
This morning, we started 2009 off with a bang:
another recipe from Apples for Jam
Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
with pineapple and mimosas on the side
We ended our first day in 2009 as a family
gathered around this hearty Guinness stew
(vegetarian-ized with kidney beans instead of beef)
May the rest of 2009 be just as filled
with friends, family, food, contentment.