Quick Gloaty Post

So, if you have seven people around at your house on New Year’s Eve, you need seven desserts, right?


Of course you do.  For the curious, the desserts were champagne and raspberry jelly, vegetarian panna cotta, vegan coconut, lemon and passionfruit cakes, vegan strawberry, coconut and white chocolate cakes, peppermint creams, fruit salad and chocolate bread.  We also had pannetone and meringues, but they didn’t actually get opened.  It’s possible that I overcatered.


Also, we seem to have reached new heights of illegal fireworkery in Coburg this year.  The rather professional-looking trio setting off fireworks on their roof were actually extremely good.  The boys in their late teens or early twenties setting off an undirected artillery barrage of fireworks in their hands in the middle of the railway intersection were somewhat scary.  And seeing my rather shy neighbour and her early-teen daughter sneaking guiltily past the house after setting off random fireworks around the corner was… something.

But leftover chocolate bread and fruit salad was a truly delicious (and almost healthy) breakfast with which to start off the New Year.  Happy 2014, everyone!


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7 comments for “Quick Gloaty Post

  1. January 2, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Your desserts sound delicious! Never too many. A happy new year to you too!

    • Catherine
      January 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you!

  2. January 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Definitely an appropriate number of desserts 😉 And they all look good!

    • Catherine
      January 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Well, it would be terrible if there weren’t enough desserts!

  3. January 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    happy new year – the sound at midnight was crazy but the fireworks I could see was paltry – no fun to hear and not see. But we had haggis so I was happy. Love your dessert table – looks wonderful

    • Catherine
      January 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Johanna,

      For future reference, the road along by the railway line was excellent for fireworks viewing – it’s the first year I’ve been able to get a good view of any of the fireworks I heard…

      (we have this traditional hunt for fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Usually the hunt is unsuccessful)

  4. January 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    thanks – must remember that next year – am loathe to get into my car on new years eve because there are even more idiots on the road than usual

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