2013, can you believe it?
We rang in the new year at what has become our traditional neighborhood party. If you recall, we opted to bring 2012 in on a stick. This time we came up with a plan to rap n roll our goods!
Our illustrious hosts set a beautiful stage for the festivities to begin on that chilly San Diego night.
|It was cozy warm at the deck bar thanks to side panels and a heat lamp. See that bucket of love on the bar? It's my new signature sangria champagne punch. It's a troublemaker.|
|Everything was set and ready, and if you needed something else, like a funnel, it was merrily retrieved from whatever space it had been inhabiting.|
|Rap n Roll sampling: stuffed grape leaves, rolled goat cheese, lasagne roll ups, pinwheel lavash, prosciutto arugula salad rolls, bacon wrapped hot dogs, lettuce wraps...|
|homemade egg rolls, bacon wrapped dates (not pictured)... it went on and on right up til tamales at 3am.|
It took a village to get those things airborne without lighting anyone or anything on fire. Everyone had a job and a small partner and a critical role to play.
|Some of us felt compelled to entertain.|
|Then we were hit by a comet.|
If you've been playing along, you will remember that with this crew, ringing 'er in means liberating the cookware and marching outside to incite the neighbors.
|See that plant on the left side of the hall? Poorly placed.|
|The time stamp on this photo was 11:58 pm.|
|HAPPY NEW YEAR!|