It's fun to move the dinner venue around the house. For New Year's Eve we dined downstairs in the wine cellar.
the professional secret to a candy caramel like top to your creme brûlée? torch it twice, using a tablespoon or so of sugar each time
recently I updated the ubiquitous black puffer and outdoor boots, I've been wearing them on repeat
new plaid linens, decorated cookies, white carnations. oldest son said he didn't mind a second dinner, not one little bit. he and his dad and sister went out for late night/early morning snowmaking session