Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Good Luck Feast

New Years Eve has traditionally been a meal where people try to gather good luck for the next year... traditionally (and ironically across cultures) food items that are round (like coins), golden (like... duh, gold) and green (American dollars or the color of the rebirth of the earth) have been considered good luck. Herring is often considered good luck as well... at least it was according to my Bohemian Grandfather, but frankly, I can't work myself up to needing this kind of luck.

Our menu selections?

Filet Mignon with a mushroom sauce (both the mushrooms and filets are round representing coins)
Cheddar cheese risotto (golden color)
Asparagus (green the color or rebirth)
Garbanzo bean salad (golden and round!)

The good thing that I can report was that the meal was delicious and that the broth for both the sauce and the risotto as well as the garbanzos were all prepared in the Mimi!

Oh, and the grownups had some champagne too! And yes, it was really champagne... it came from the Champagne region of France... I know the difference....

Happy New Year!

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