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By Tuesday, December 29, 2009 ,

Chris and I love going out and socializing ... except on New Year's Eve. We've done the parties, the multi-course dinners at restaurants, the pub crawls — all of which are fun — but none of them beat being at home. We splurge on delicious bottles of wine, indulge on delicacies that seem to be made for ringing in the New Year and either play numerous (heated) games of backgammon or watch a movie we missed seeing in the theaters. When the clock strikes midnight, we're usually in bed watching the ball drop in Times Square, thanking our lucky stars we're warm and cozy and not standing with throngs of strangers freezing our tushes off in NYC (which Chris has done and doesn't recommend).

I know, we're boring, but our menu is not. Here's what we'll be noshing on this Thursday.

Menu: New Year's Eve
first course: ceviche of red snapper with freshly fried tortilla chips
second course: potato and parsnip latkes with crème fraîche and smoked salmon or mascarpone and homemade applesauce served with Swiss chard sautéed in butter and garlic.
grand finale: butterscotch budino with caramel sauce
To drink: copious amounts of Prosecco and red wine

I hope your New Year's celebration is as rocking or relaxing, tipsy or tame as you want it to be!
Cheers! Salud! Cin cin! Prost! -s.

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