New Year's Eve Plans - Hunkering Down

I have always had a dislike for New Year's Eve. It just feels like one of those celebrations you are forced to participate in and it tends to encourage the type of people who normally don't go out, to go out and be idiots. So the plan this year is to stay in, eat well, and drink well.

The Food Plan
- Blinis with trout roe, Norwegian smoked salmon, creme fraiche, fresh dill
- Pasta: fresh tagliatelle with sliced truffles and maitake mushrooms
- Cheese: Gorgonzola Dolce, Juilana (Indiana Goat's Milk Cheese), Dante (from Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative)
- Chocolate mousse cake
- Mixed berry tart 

The Wine Plan
- Pinon NV Brut Rose
- Prunotto, Alfredo 1990 Barbera D'Alba Pian Romualdo, or
- Rinaldi, Francesco 1996 Barolo Cannubbio

Don't forget the morning after plan though - New Year's Day can be a nightmare. Last year I went a little food nuts in my hangover haze: blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, eggs in crisp ham cups, lamb chops, yorkshire puddings, homemade potato chips with truffle salt.  This year I am not sure, but I'll be following the pre-production plan.


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