Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcoming 2010

We are not big revelers. Even as college kids, we didn't go in much for drunken bashes and, for myself, the idea of kissing strangers at midnight was never appealing. So, when our pal Sari suggested we spend New Year's Eve at her place fixing a festive dinner and watching some laugh-out-loud videos, we jumped at the chance. We brought the champagne, some flowers for the hostess and a pecan pie for dessert, but she made the rest.


Here is the feast. Sari baked a crown roast of pork from an Ina Garten recipe, complete with mustard/green peppercorn gravy, buttery mashed potatoes and haricots verts, those lovely thinny-thin French green beans. Sari likes to pretend that she can't cook but we all know she's a lovable fraud. The pork was perfectly roasted, still juicy and just blushed with pink, the potatoes were agreeably lumpy, the gravy was smooth as silk, and the green beans were tender but still brightly green.

The video really was funny and, although we didn't make it all the way to midnight, the time spent with a dear friend was the best New Year's Eve celebration we could have imagined.

* Sorry for the weird format with white behind the letters. I can't figure out what I've done to get this effect. I changed to the more advanced editing style and all my other posts have looked fine but this one is screwy. If you have any ideas, I'd welcome them.

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9 Comments:

Blogger cookiecrumb said...

It's too creepy! (Not the dinner, the white bands.) No one wants to leave a comment.
I hope you find a solution. Poor Zoomie.

Monday, January 04, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, it only seems to be affecting this particular post. If it infects any others, I'll change format before continuing with this strange beast. Weird.

Monday, January 04, 2010  
Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

We had Pork Crown Roast for New Years Dinner - and so did many others, pork, the meat of 2010.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Morgan, love those oinkers, don't you?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

I a dolt when it comes to HTML, but I did find the problem. In your code on your web site the background color for your fonts is set to white.

I would try going back in to edit your post, click-select your prose and choose a different style of some sort. I don't use blogger, so I don't know what the interface is like and the choices you have. But for that particular post, the background color for the font has been chosen to be white.

Or you could try clicking, selecting, and copy the text to a text editor in your computer, save it. Erase the prose in your post and save it. Then copy and paste the text back in to see of that gets rid of it. Smoke and mirrors baby.

xo

Tuesday, January 05, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Rev, I did notice the background set to white and did both of your suggestions yesterday and neither seemed to work. A puzzle. I guess it just had a hiccup day. Whatever, it's legible, if not pretty.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Rev, oops, thank you for your suggestions - you were the only one who dared. :-)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

Yer welcome and ain't bacon fat just the best?

xo

Thursday, January 07, 2010  
Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

I really do, but only the kind that was allowed a nice life first. Happy piggie makes tasty pork.

Friday, January 08, 2010  

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