It will be a quiet celebration, for many reasons.
1. We both work today and will be tired when the celebration hour
2. We are fairly quiet people to begin with! Well except for Honey, he can REALLY turn the music up when He is at home alone.
New Years Eve starts with Thanksgiving. You see........................
When the holiday season begins, and you place that golden turkey on your table to serve; a New Years Eve celebration in in there.
The wish bone. Yes a bone. An old time tradition that is fun.
After the feasting is done, and the kitchen clean up is complete. When you empty those carcass bones into a stockpot, find the wish bone and set it aside. Go ahead and get your stock going, it will only take a few minutes more, that bone will wait.
Wash the bone, remove all traces of meat and such. Pat the bone dry it and set it in your kitchen windowsill and let is rest until New Years Eve.
It will become brittle and ready for that wish and a kiss on New Years Eve. That and a sip of champagne and your celebration is perfect. A simple and elegant way to close down one year and begin another.
What could be better?
The best to you and yours in the new year! See you in 2009!