New years, new beginnings….a fresh start.
Some may say it is just another year, another day, another minute, another tick of the clock…yet it has so much meaning.
So much promise, so many hopes are held in the hands of time as they slip from the last second of the old into the first second of the new.
We gather with friends and family to say “farewell” to what has passed and “welcome” to the future. We pause to contemplate what we leave behind, we strive to lay to rest the hurts and joys, triumphs and disappointments. We turn towards the unknown with eyes still dimmed to what it holds but with a heart full of longings….spoken and unspoken… and anticipation for all that new beginnings promise.
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Whether you plan to usher in 2013 in the comfort and intimacy of your home with those you love or party with abandon surrounded by strangers and friends alike, food and drink always go hand in hand with celebrating New Years!
New Years Eve conjures up images of gold and white! Drinks bubbling and sparkling, spilling out over the top like the joy we feel as we toast to new beginnings.
Here are two lovely New Years Eve treats fitting of the fanciest of celebrations, but take just minutes to make!
You will be the talk of the party when you serve this towering pastry confection spun with gold…
…and for a signature drink of the evening, serve up some Kentucky Champagne along side.
As we sit in contemplation over the last days of 2012 and stretch our arms out to embrace 2013 I challenge you, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, to, “be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”
I wish you a very Happy New Year, full of all the hopes and promises of a new beginning!
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