We aren’t planning any late night activities tonight, it will be a quiet welcoming of the new year having dinner out with friends and home early. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t do a bit of decorating. I like to get all the Christmas decorations down by this day, and do a little New Year’s cheer for the last of the holiday season.
I got out the black-with-gold-dots table cloth I made some time ago, adding gold chargers and white plates. The little black octagon plates are going to the thrift store after this breakfast. For breakfast they might hold some fruit. The wine glasses might hold mimosas, I haven’t decided yet. White linen napkins are held with clear rings – a thrift store find.
The centerpiece is made of four of those star sprays I got at the dollar store last year, or was it the year before? Such an inexpensive little thing that adds a lot to a table. They almost look like fireworks are going off on the table, a bit of color to the elegant black and gold theme. The bases are wrapped in black with gold trim. On either side are small glass candlesticks with black candles trimmed in gold.
I am planning to make Eggnog French Toast for New Year’s Day breakfast. I saw the recipe on Cecilia’s blog My Thrift Store Addiction and DH has given approval for our holiday breakfast. I may put a spin on the idea by adding some cinnamon, you all know that DH loves cinnamon. Although, nutmeg might make more sense. Or maybe both. The little creamer pitcher will hold syrup warmed in the microwave.
Once again on New Year’s Eve, I want to remind you to put your money outside this evening! I know, it seems silly, but what the hey. You hide some money outside on New Year’s Eve, (doesn’t matter how much) then bring the money into the house on New Year’s Day. It is supposed to bring good fortune with it, as long as it is still there, LOL!! Now, I am not superstitious, this is just something fun to do, and seems to be a conversation starter too. Ask your friends if any of them have ever heard of it. And for my readers who saw this last year, or the year before, did you do it?
Of course, tomorrow we will have to have Black Eyed Peas. I usually do a version of Hopping John that I have kicked up a notch with kielbasa and call Jumpin’ John. The peas are mixed with rice, sausage and sauce, then garnished with green onions. It is a good luck lunch in a bowl while watching the football games.
Whatever your plans for tonight and tomorrow, have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve! Wishing you health and happiness in the New Year.
What are your plans for this weekend?