Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I rang in the new year with one Jello shot.

I think Jello shots taste better if you’re underage or at a fraternity party.

Both of which were more than a couple years ago for me.

I would have liked to have been drinking Veuve but I had two hot dates and couldn’t risk my vision being impaired or just falling asleep.


My first hot date was with my pal, Lightroom.

I was knee deep in chocolate photos that I wanted to edit.

After staring at a computer screen for so many hours a day as it is and my eyes glazing over without any help, the last thing I needed to attempt was tipsy editing.

It’s a dark chocolate recipe rather than white chocolate but you can imagine looking at all those chips on the screen after a few drinks.  Blurry much?

And after my date with LR 3, I had a date with the ladies of Beverly Hills on my DVR.

I hate coming home from vacations and having a pile of laundry and a pile of bills to sort, but one windfall is that I have a pile of fun shows to watch that are waiting for me.  My DVR is chock full of Top Chef Texas, the Kardashians, Kendra, the Real Housewives, Iron Chef, and more mindless programming.

Since I’m well-stocked with trashy and reality TV on my DVR, I didn’t want to fall asleep on my DVR date which is likely what would have happened had I popped the bubbly.  So I refrained.

And just to get the new year started off with a healthy weekend breakfast, I may make Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze

Because they’re baked donuts and not friend and have peanut butter in them, they’re healthy, right.  But of course. 

Nothing like getting 2012 started off right.

Resolutions?  Nah, not so much.

How was your New Years Eve?  What did you do?

Did you stay in or go out?  Did you stay awake until midnight?

I made it until midnight because I live in urban San Diego near a large hospital and the siren, ambulance, and police noise leading up to midnight, and well after, was rampant and frequent.

Not everyone had a safe and mellow holiday if the amount of sirens, police, and ambulances up and down the streets all night long (and for a few days leading up to New Years Eve) were any indication.

I hope you had a safe, fun, and great New Year’s Eve.

Happy 2012!

58 comments on “Happy New Year”

  1. first off happy new years!

    second i just wanted to let you know i made your raw chocolate chip cookie dough balls for my birthday party and they were a huge hit! i used raw almonds instead of cashews because that’s what i had but followed the recipe otherwise. so thanks! they were super tasty!

    • Thanks for LMK and that you used almonds, too (which are even less ‘authentic’ tasting than cashews so you’re in for a real treat if you ever try them with cashews b/c they are much creamier and more butter-like than almonds and more like real dough) but sounds like it all worked out.

      Happy Bday & your sushi was so colorful!

  2. Happy New year!!

    I stayed in with my family, just a few more days I have with them, so taking all I can get with my niece.

  3. I stayed in and watched a movie. It was great – I was in bed by 12:30, but no bubbly for me. Nor jello shots. Nor wild stories. I’m old and lame though, so no surprises there.

    Your pictures of the jello shot just pop! Great job editing or taking or both!

  4. Happy New Year, Doll!!! I wish you ALL the best, love, passion and success for 2012!!

    Your pics are GORGEOUS!!!!!


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  6. Happy New Years! Want to hear something sad? I never had a jello shot! I’ll have to try one sometime! Have a great 2012, I look forward to see what you have cooking!

  7. This year the boyfriend and I stayed in and were in bed by 11. It was the first New Year’s in a long while I haven’t gone out, and it was glorious!

  8. I’m pretty sure I haven’t had jello shots since college! I vaguely remember eating boozy jello with my hands out of a bucket at a party once…

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