A Simple Celebration

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed the evening’s festivities and brought in the new year safely.  We celebrated with our friends Priscilla and Jonathon.  We had a quiet evening, with great food and great friends.  It was a perfect way to ring in the new year.

Priscilla and I both lead very busy lives, so more so than not, we both make parts of the menu and combine it all together to make one delicious meal.  And as always, Priscilla had the house looking very festive.  We had a simple meal and a simple celebration.  Priscilla made a delicious Italian meatball soup, some wonderful savory Parmigiano cookies, and a plateful of fabulous, festive cookies.  My contributions were a ham, spinach and mushroom quiche and crab cakes with a roasted yellow pepper coulis.  As expected, it all came together perfectly.

Two chefs, one great meal.


A simple New Year’s Eve dinner; Italian meatball soup, ham, mushroom and spinach quiche, crab cakes and savory Parmigiano cookies.




Even the wine got dressed up for the occasion.


And the cookies.  There is ALWAYS room for cookies.


Happy New Year everyone!  May you all have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2020.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

24 thoughts on “A Simple Celebration”

  1. Hello Jeannie I cooked up the recipe for ” The Hunter’s Chicken”. I think next time I will be more sure of what I was doing. It tasted great but could be better with practice I know that. Happy New Year and thanks again for the recipe !!

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  2. Happy New Year to you and Priscilla! I came over to visit your site and wish you a great 2020, and fifteen minutes later, after getting all caught up, I’m finally getting around to it. Thanks for sharing wonderful stuff with us, and also for following my blog. I’m flattered! I hope your 2020 is the best yet.

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