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. 🙂

  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! 🙂

  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. 😀

  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. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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

  14. Holly says:

    Happy new year to you both!

  15. fgassette says:


  16. ohlidia says:

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

  17. Raymund says:

    Great Roundup!

    Happy New Year! May you have more success this year on your blog 🙂

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