Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year Celebration

This year for New Year's I felt like making an open house, so that's exactly what we did. We invited some friends and then some extra people came too, and we all had a great time.

 It being 'winter', I needed to whiten things up a little. Decorated with white tealights in salt, and pine cones painted white to make them look frosted. And some plain brown sticks which really add to making it look wintery.

 For us New Year's is not complete without these. New Year's cookies. Or New Year's fritters, because they are deep-fried. According to Mennonite Girls can cook, these are portzelkys, and according to Cnn's recent article on New Year's foods around the world, they are called oliebollen, from the Netherlands. Whatever they are called, they taste wonderful! A lightly sweet batter with raisins, deep fried and then rolled in powdered sugar. Now there's something that looks wintery! We served these with coffee. After eating as much as everyone wanted, we had some foods other people had brought together.

 As much as I felt like making a wintery scene in the kitchen, outside it still looks like this!!!

 Grass is all green, girls and women alike having fun outside on an old blanket on the ground, or standing and visiting...watching the children play.

 We had some singing in the end, a perfect way to end the celebration. 

I hope you enjoyed out our little New Year's celebration!

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