Once again we rang in the New Year with our good friends the Waltons. This has been a tradition for almost 30 years and we have only missed a few years, once due to really bad weather (we celebrated a few months later), and a short string of years when they had moved to Montana.
The celebration this year started on the 30th. My chef son-in-law came over in the morning to give me a lesson in preparing seafood stuffed pasta (the dinner choice for that night) and also with the preparation of the carrot-ginger soup which we would have on New Year's Eve.
The main course for New Year's Eve dinner was a Mediterranean Pork Roulade. We enjoyed the stuffed pastas for dinner the night before and I got up early on the morning of the 31st to prepare the roast for cooking that evening. I realized after building the layers that I had placed them on the wrong side of the pork!
We went on a good long walk to build up our appetites. Pictured from the left, Lorne, Joan, Judy, and Duffy.
Once dinner was all though, we realized we had gone through a few good wines during our two dinner event.