Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

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I hope you all had a safe and sane New Year's Eve. We had a nice dinner out with friends and came home to await the winter storm. Being a transplant from California, I still get excited about snow. I just love it. Of course this attitude has a lot to do with the fact that I don't have to go out in it unless I want to!
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This year the house in 125 years old.
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This is the busy street in front of our house. Not a car in sight!
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Some of us find the snow somewhat less wonderful!
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I don't think anyone wants to sit on this bench!

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Panettone has so many possibilities.... I can't tell you how delicious this recipe for bread pudding with amaretto sauce is, I double the sauce, however, because I like lots. It's relatively quick to make if you precut the cubes and freeze them. I've found that they keep for a long time in the freezer and I can have bread pudding even when panettone is hard to come by. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_29086,00.html



This morning - to start the year out right- we had Panettone French Toast, I cut some slices of panettone, mixed a couple of eggs with a tablespoon or two of cream, added a little Grand Marnier, dipped the slices and fried them in butter. I topped with some powdered sugar and pure maple syrup and it was heaven!
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4 comments:

...... Kristina ...... said...

Your home looks like a picture postcard....its just dreamy.
Happy new year
Kristina

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Stephanie, what a beautiful home you have...looks so beautiful with all the snow.

Brenda said...

Beautiful home and the snow looks awsome.

kris said...

Hi Stephanie - I just had the most fun catching up on your posts! I love your tree - absolutely beautiful! The ornaments are wonderful.

Your dogs gave me a good chuckle. We were just commenting over Christmas that Kobie is a little too tall for his own good - his head reaches the table just like Faust's. As far as I know, they haven't climbed up on the dining room chairs - but the porch table and chairs are fair game! They are entertaining, aren't they??

I LOVE your house. It looks so pretty with all the snow - on the railings, in the trees - beautiful! I love the porch and windows and window trim. It's a gem! Our house is about 100 years old - I really like older homes - they have so much charm. Yours is really wonderful.

Happy New Year!!