So I am at work, at the copier, when the office manager says “do you have much else that has to get out today?”  I said I would be done in about 15 minutes for two packages that had to go out FedEx.  She says “as soon is that’s done go ahead and leave for the day.”    Mind you its 11:45 in the morning!!  What??  But it gets better!  My office was supposed to be open on Friday, but they are closing it, so I am off until Monday!  Yippee!

So after I drop my FedEx packages off, I see the sign glowing from afar.  It’s still not the new year yet, right?  This is what I brought home for me and Tony:

extra crispy please!
extra crispy please!

 I did pretty good though – I only had a little bit of the skin, most of the breast meat, all my potatoes, none of the cole slaw and about two bites of those amazing buttery biscuits!  Ed was very happy with our leftovers at lunch!

So Hannah and I went to the store for our New Years Eve dinner/snacks for later tonight.  Here’s what she picked up for her dinner:

she's going to add a couple mini egg rolls to round out her meal
she's going to add a couple mini egg rolls to round out her meal

Tony and I are doing surf and turf – a little twist to the surf is that I am making seared Ahi Tuna.  Right now its marinating in teryaki sauce, wasabi powder and minced garlic.  We are also going to split a NY Strip steak.

The ahi tuna was on sale - this steak only cost $5.80!
The ahi tuna was on sale - this steak only cost $5.80!

Here is a look at our total purchase. 


We plan on having cheese fondue later tonight with crusty bread, broccolini, and sliced apples.  We have baked brie and crackers and I bought shrimp for shrimp cocktail.  Here’s how they look raw.  I always buy the ones that are peeled and deveined – it saves so much time and is worth the little extra money:


I boiled a pot of water, salted it and then added the raw shrimp.  It only takes about 2 minutes for them to be pink.  Make sure you have an ice bath for them to stop the cooking process.  Then they’ll chill in the fridge until I am ready for them.


This will be my last post of 2008!  I’ll take plenty of pictures to post tomorrow. 

Here’s wishing everyone has a safe, fun New Years Eve – see you next year

Also, don’t forget to bookmark my site for a great giveaway on Friday, January 2!   Cheers!