Have a Happy New Year

All four are mine

All four are mine

We’ll be taking it easy on New Year’s Eve, probably having a bottle of sparkling wine at home. While we’ll be drinking it straight, or maybe with a drizzle of limoncello here are our favorite ways to mix it up and we’ll even throw in a sparkly mocktail for good measure.

We might also be baking up some tapas in our busted up kitchen.

Perhaps some of these for luck:

Black-eyed Pea Nuts


Two peas in a pod

Or maybe some Pancetta-wrapped dates since it’s date night:

For Pete's sake get your mind out of the gutter

For Pete’s sake get your mind out of the gutter

Or perhaps some roasted red pepper bruschetta:

Presentation takes longer than preparation for this

Presentation takes longer than preparation for this

Or maybe we’ll just eat a little baked brie with our bubbly:

Garnished and ready to eat

Garnished and ready to eat

We hope you enjoy your New Year’s Eve just as much and wish you all a Happy New Year!


About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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27 Responses to Have a Happy New Year

  1. Happy new year to you!

  2. cecilia says:

    Happy New year My darlinks! I am also having champagne with more than a drizzle of home made peach liquer, However I also have some of Chicago Johns Limoncello is the freezer, what a stunning idea.. rack ’em up! c

  3. cecilia says:

    OOps.. and Happy New Year!! c

  4. sallybr says:

    Happy New Year! Enjoy whatever you decide to do… we are going out for dinner and maybe will start 2014 dancing… we shall see… ;-))))

  5. Happy New Year! Hope it is a good one!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. Happy New Year!!! Can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for your blog!

  7. A_Boleyn says:

    Happy New Year!

    I’m just adding a spoonful of home made raspberry syrup to a glass of chardonnay to celebrate at midnight and save the bubbly budget for my b’day in February. πŸ™‚

  8. Happy new year! Those Pancetta-wrapped dates look amazing! Hope you guys have a great night! We just cracked open a bottle of wine we picked up last time we were in Italy. Cheers! πŸ™‚

  9. A very happy New Year to you both!

  10. Happy New Year, you Crazy Kids!
    I missed the post about the kitchen renovation – best of luck with that. πŸ˜€

  11. niasunset says:

    Thank you, this is so beautiful and yes should be so delicious too. Happy New Year and my Best Wishes for you both, dear Rufus, love, nia

  12. Thanks for a great year of posts and all the best to you both for 2014!

  13. Holly says:

    Happy new year to you both!

  14. fgassette says:


  15. ohlidia says:

    Everything looks fabulous! Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!

  16. Raymund says:

    Great Roundup!

    Happy New Year! May you have more success this year on your blog πŸ™‚

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