Ringing in the Happy New Year with a Fantastic Meal

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Real Estate Agent with Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ BR564219000

Ringing in the Happy New Year with a Fantastic Meal

I was blessed with Family this Christmas - my three sons came from Alaska, Wisconsin, and Washington to share the holidays with their little sister, mom, and my husband Rocco...and Great-Grandma Ski!

Christmas at Great Grandma's House

It was a houseful at times!  One brought his girlfriend, and another his wife and our grandchild, so it was a fun, fun time with lots of visiting and laughter.

On New Year's Eve, my oldest son Doug had gone off to Phoenix with his girlfriend and their night of plans.  We planned on ushering in 2011 with a night of games and snacks.

But first, my husband and I shared our last meal of 2010.

We love food - good food.  If we were stinking rich, we'd probably spend more money on groceries than other luxuries...  :)

Living as we do on a budget, we made do with holiday sales.  8 ounce lobster tails for $4.99, and NY strip steak on sale for $3.87.  You really can't beat that. 

We were a duo in the kitchen - I made leafy green salad and garlic butter, and set the table; my husband fired up the grill.

Here's a couple of photos of our New Year's Eve Handiwork:

New Year's Eve Dinner - Surf and Turf

 

New Year's Eve Dinner - Surf and Turf

And my daughter had her own plans in place as well.  A "picnic" under the pool table with cheese tortellini and Alfredo sauce.  To each his own!

New Year's Eve Dinner - Picnic under the Pool Table

New Year's Eve Dinner - Picnic under the Pool Table

Happy New Year Active Rain - I've loved all the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years posts I've read on here.  It's like bringing the whole USA together right at my AR fingertips. 

Looking forward to our 2011 journey together.

 

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,

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Rainer
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Andy Kress
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Looks like you have a great family and share some fun times together.

Jan 02, 2011 03:40 AM #1
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Rhonda Abbott
Howard Hanna - Wadsworth, OH
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Looks like you had a great time with your family, and did it in style without breaking the bank.  Hope the reast of your 2011 brings you as much joy!

Jan 02, 2011 03:42 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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What a marvelous family you have, Cara! I can imagine the fun and laughter you share. Gotta say, I like your's and Rocco's dinner idea better than your daughter's -- I'm way too stiff and clumsy to enjoy that.

Jan 02, 2011 06:23 AM #3
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Tish Lloyd
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Cara ~  You've certainly captured the spirit of family and sharing the holidays!

Jan 02, 2011 12:09 PM #4
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
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There's nothing like family, food and fun for the holidays - a tri-fecta!  Happy New Year everyone!

Jan 02, 2011 01:01 PM #5
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Karen Anne Stone
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Cara:  Sounds like a great and really fun gathering.  I am sure that the best part was that one of your sons did not decide to bring his wife AND his girlfriend.  That really never goes over very well.

You have a lovely family.  You are a very fortunate woman.  Take care...

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