Feels weird writing 2018. Happy New Year to all my readers again.
As the tradition continues in this family, we celebrate the New Year by getting together on the first day of the year, having lunch/brunch or dinner. Have done this all my life. So this year was not different. No one goes out on the night of 31st. Who would like to fight the traffic or get drunk or have hang over on the first day of the year anyway?? So my mother always had a cake and food for all of us at home and relatives and family came to our home to help us celebrate.
Noah brought his girl friend Meg, and the house was alive with the squeals of laughter from the younger grandchildren. I had made all the food, and the desserts. I think every one loved being here and had a wonderful time. Here are some pictures.
Saadia, Dave and Mohamed.
At one end,, banana/pineapple and whipped cream dessert, Mexican Wedding cookies, Macaroni and Cheese for the little kids, Chicken with fenugreek greens, kebabs and lemon wedges to go with them. Chees slices, Fingers of French toast.
This end of the picture has a tray of biryani, chutney with tomatoes, cucumber, scallions and grapes, smoked turkey, and gravy, vegetable casserole of cauliflower, spinach and red peppers (for Shelley, Sayeed’s wife who is a vegetarian); further up is Falooda, covered with pomegranate seeds I dessert made of cream and seaweed,) a bowl of dressing for the turkey lovers, devilled eggs, and slices of banana nut bread and cream cheese. That’s all! I think every one had a good time and ate well I believe. Oh I forgot, Shelley brought a tortellini dish. Was very good.
Zain, loves Davis. He doesn’t know why Davis cannot live with him instead of living with Uncle Dave and Diva (Saadia.) Andrew is so engrossed watching the Dominoes show.