Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

[Edit] This is the final version of this post, complete with pictures.  Thanks to all who followed along!

Happy New Year to all around the world!  To celebrate the New Year, we will be live-tweeting our day (and night) with status updates for no one anyone who cares to check in.  Again, due to lack of smartphone, photos will not be updated live, but photos will be added to this post for New Year's Day.

To join in on the action, you can follow us on Twitter, @HansonCory1 and @HansonSaraJ OR check back periodically to this post as we will be embedding each tweet into the body of this article as the day progresses.  You can interact by replying on Twitter or commenting at the bottom of this post.

Central Time Zone friends- we are six hours ahead of you in Ireland, so we'll be ringing in the New Year at 6 p.m. for you tonight, so you will all have the unique (?) opportunity to see how our night finishes as you are all beginning your night.  Let's ring it in!

Tweets and photos after the break.





















































January 1, 2014

What a great New Year's Eve it was!  The weather was great in the morning for our errands to the market and turned ugly just as we settled in for the night.  We had great time watching internet retrospectives (as sad as that sounds) and enjoying fine food and drink together.  It had been so long since we'd cooked with real butter and cream that the smell and taste almost knocked us flat.  Sara made great dark chocolate raspberry cakes for a satisfying dessert.  We enjoyed some Hot Port, a drink we discovered in a pub in Cork on Christmas Eve.  At midnight we toasted and got to video chat with some very dear friends.  Now, as promised, photos from the big day.

River Dodder on the morning walk New Year's Eve 2013 Dublin
River Dodder on the morning walk

New Year's Eve with a Heron
New Year's Eve with a Heron

Fruit and Veg stand Donnybrook
Fruit and Veg stand Donnybrook

Fishmonger Storefront Donnybrook
Fishmonger Storefront

I used to stand right there and fish...
I used to stand right there and fish...

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cakes in Prep
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cakes in Prep

Cleaning the Mussels
Cleaning the Mussels

Browning Shallots and Garlic
Browning Shallots and Garlic

Clink!
Clink!

Mussels, Cream, White Wine, and Butter (Lots of Butter...)
Mussels, Cream, White Wine, and Butter (Lots of Butter...)

Mussels, Tortellini, Green Beans, and Cream Sauce
Mussels, Tortellini, Green Beans, and Cream Sauce

Empty Shells
Empty Shells

Finished Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Ganache
Finished Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Ganache

Firing up the Fire
Firing up the Fire

Salami, Brie, and Crackers for Mid-Evening Snack
Salami, Brie, and Crackers for Mid-Evening Snack

Port, Cloves, Lemons, and Sugar for hot port
Hot Port Ingredients

Lemon with Cloves
Lemon with Cloves

Hot Port in mugs for New Year's Eve 2013 in Dublin
Finished Hot Port


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