Jeff and I decided to stay home this year. We are not the "party" type, so this was really more our style. That said, I did get a tentative plan for a party next year at home.
Because we wanted to celebrate the New Year in style we decided to have a nice dinner and a movie.
I set the table with candles and the nice etched glasses I got from my mother-in-law.
Then for dinner I made chicken with tomato and prosciutto cooked in a white wine sauce, all over polenta.
For desert we had souffles...two souffles each. (I didn't get a picture because ...simply...I forgot. I got so excited to eat said souffles that I didn't get a chance to get a photo.)
We had two souffles because the first batch I made without the egg yolk. I decided to cook the souffle anyway just to see what would happen. Luckily, it turned out just fine, so we ate it. While that batch was cooking I made the second batch, with everything in the ingredient list. That batch of souffles was even better. I also made some custard to go on top. We waited to eat the second souffles until close to midnight. Overall it was a really nice evening.
I'm pretty proud that I can list souffles and poached eggs to my repertoire of cooking skills. Do you have any skills you wish to learn (a second language perhaps)?