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Planning a Menu to Celebrate a Year Like 2008- Difficult

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It was a very difficult task to plan a New Year's Eve Dinner menu this year.  The thought even crossed my mind that maybe folks were really not in the mood to celebrate.  Gasoline prices hit $4 a gallon, the housing market foreclosure crisis, bank crisis, US auto industry crisis, local & state goverment budget deficits, and on and on. 

But then I thought wait a minute,  it's a beautiful day out there and we're surrounded by the ones we love.  The best things in life are free. We've been through tough times before- these things are cyclical, meaning that soon enough, we'll figure out how to fix things and then we'll get back to our super optimistic selves again. 

 

So with that in mind, I've come up with a soulful evening- much like a Norman Rockwell painting, to celebrate the things that matter most- our planet, our nation, our family, our friends, and our spirit.  Things very worthwhile celebrating!  If you're curious how this translates into menu, here it is:

 

On Arrival:

A Shot of Tucos' Mulled Wine

Wild Mushroom Hash Cake

 

Soup:

A Shot of Cream of Penn Cove Mussels

 

Salad:

Apple & Bacon Salad with Watercress & Fresh Goat Cheese Dressing

 

Entrée:

(Choice of)

 

Pasture-Raised Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce, Mashed Root Vegetables, Twice-Cooked Veggies

 

Seafood Risotto

 

Dessert:

Sweet Potato Pie with Whipped Cream

 

 

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