Happy FryDay!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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How did you welcome in 2016?!

Me?  Why, thank you for asking…I had the happiest of new years celebrations! 

I started December 31st with a run around the indoor track.  I finally began Serial Season 2, which kept me engaged as I ran what felt like a million circles around the tiniest of tracks.

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When I got home, I made a Nespresso that made me smile…

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What a happy accident!  Then it was off to work for a crazy, busy day!

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After my shortish work day, I came back home and showered.  Then the BOY and I got ready to host NYE with my brother, SIL, and their 4 month old puppy, Roscoe.

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We were so excited to have them come out and celebrate with us and kick off our weekend ‘staycation’.  I can’t say that it was love at first sight for Cooper though : )

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We hung out and talked while noshing on aps (and of course decorated glasses for midnight).  Roscoe made himself right at home with Cooper’s toys and the BOY’s chair.

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We had the most unbelievable dinner and I have to admit that I didn’t do much of anything to help…except pick out a great wine from our Napa trip. 

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The BOY made braised short ribs in our new pot, while my sister in law made champagne risotto.

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And…then the BOY made seared scallops on our new salt block.  YUMMY!

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It was seriously a five star meal!!!

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After that, the new years shenanigans began.  We played cards against humanities, Wii tennis, and attempted to get our selfie stick to work with all of us and a puppy as we started the countdown to 2016!

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We stayed up WAY too late and New Year’s Day began with a lot of laying around and rehydration.  We made a fantastic breakfast casserole for brunch with bacon and fruit.

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Around noon, things got serious…

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The fryer came out…

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Friends came over, mimosas were poured, an apron was donned…and FRYday began!

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You name it…we fried it…and dipped it in anything and everything!  And that proceeded for hours and hours accompanied by beer and mimosas and plenty of other snacks.

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My favorite was the BOY’s homemade chicken strips.  They were AMAZING!

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And for dessert…more card and Wii games and of course, fried Oreos.

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We stayed up too late for the second night in a row and woke Saturday morning with new memories and wonderful stories to share.  And I had a bit of a stomach ache : )  The best part…there were still a few days left before it was time to go back to work!

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I certainly didn’t start off my year healthy, but I did start it off happy!!!  I am still smiling about all of the fun we had hosting this 2 day celebration!  I am looking forward to another exciting year ahead!

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