Thursday, 2 January 2014

Hello New Year

I'd originally pinned my hopes on seeing the London fireworks with friends this year, but with the rain quite literally putting a damper on things, we quickly changed our plans. As much as I love a meal out, New Year's Eve prices are ridiculous - £80-100 per head for tiny portions? No thank you. With the last minute offer of a free house, we decided to have a night in instead fuelled with cider, home cooked food and a bottle of bubbly. The menu I devised was very last minute but hit the spot. We ate devoured:

Sea bass coated with a garlic, herb, lemon and cheese crust, roasted Mediterranean veg, and potato croquettes with a chestnut crust:

Balsamic mushrooms stuffed with spinach, garlic, pine nuts and cheese:

Deliciously rich chocolate cups topped with a chocolate straw

We filled up glasses preparing for the countdown

And nibbled on shop bought macaroons from M&S as a post-dinner treat:

Seeing the Southbank on the TV and all the rain, we had no regrets whatsoever and as luck may have it, had a much better view of the fireworks this way ;) Relieved to be indoors and dry, we laughed, talked and danced into the night. New Year's Day was a bit of a bed day to be honest with you. I'm staying on a couple more days then I'm heading back home for the weekend for a birthday. I won't be blogging about my new year's resolutions as I never really make any.

What did you do on NYE? Do you have any New Year's Resolutions?


  1. Happy New Year Lucy! I think you can't beat a night in with loved ones on NYE, beats all the hassle and that. xxx

    1. Exactly - I can't be doing with crowds and paying an arm and a leg for clubs and bars! Happy New Year Josie! x x

  2. Happy New Year! Those mushrooms look amazing! Looks like you had a fabulous night! x

    The Style Ch√Ęteau

    1. Thanks! They require quite a bit of prep but it's so worth it! x x

  3. OMGOSH this meal looks DELICIOUS that chestnut crusted seabass sounds and looks so delicious! happy new year!

    1. Thanks Lisa! Love fish and this didn't disappoint! x x


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