01 January 2010

Buon Anno

New Year's Eve 2009

We started with a simple and quiet candle-lit dinner at home with visiting family.

Then we visited next door where the Napolitani, Milanese, and Americani were busy making merriment to bring in the new year.

Finally at the stroke of midnight we let small children play with fire!
Toasted and kissed. . . a lot of both . . . mmuh & mmuh . . . auguri.
Oh!  The Excitement!

New Year's Morning 2010

Richard used the leftover sour cherry panettone to make us all a batch of delicious French toast.

We ate together and drank lots and lots and lots of coffee as we discussed the day's plan.  A hike is in the schedule, but not before a couple of us nap. . . for sure.

Buon Anno a Tutti!

PS -- no hike today


  1. I never thought about making French toast out of Pannetone. Yummy, especially with sour cherries. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  2. That French toast looks delicious. (Why is it that lately everytime I visit your blog I come away hungry?!?)

    Happy New Year! It looks like you guys had fun!

  3. Happy New Year! All the best to you and your family for 2009!