Beth, how did you miss christmas?? I'm maybe taking that statement too literally but thinking about you and hope nothing serious. Our Hanukkah was nice; our xmas was nice and our NYE will be calm, as they have been for many years now. I did find the perfect (PERFECT!) way to make those big duck breasts and that made me incredibly happy.
Hope your new year will be better. ((((Beth)))))
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Oh no, nothing wrong -- just wasn't posting here. Sorry I gave you reason for concern. Guess I should have just wished everyone a belated Merry Christmas.
We had a nice Christmas -- cooked lasagna and took it to our son's house to bake it for a family get together. Older son is home for the break, but we won't see his GF this year. She started law school and went home to be with her family (understandably, to say the least) In case I haven't said so previously, our youngest graduated back in May and spent the summer interviewing and waiting out a hiring freeze. He finally got the job her really wanted. The hiring freeze was lifted just ini time -- he was looking at 2 jobs in distant parts of Texas. He is an assistant high school choir director in a neighboring school district and isreally enjoying teaching. The oldest is playing with a community orchestra and working on auditions to work his way up the food chain, so to speak.
It appears our New Year's Eve and Day here will be wet. Two or three days with rain forecast on top of 4-3/4 inches of rain last night. At least it will reduce the fireworks going off (our lab gets terrified by them now --- no problem in her younger years). We will likely be at home having a quiet night, dinner and a movie or two. And keeping an eye on the lab.
Glad you had a nice Hanukkah. Congrats on perfecting your duck breasts. I've never cooked duck, but understand it is a bit tricky to do well. I hope 2019 will be a better year for us all.