My EPIC year of 2015 – Day One

We ended 2014 with one surgery, and one great meal. DSC_4776DSC_4777 (1)DSC_4765My sweet Isabel had surgery due to two torn ligaments in her ankle, and the only day we could make it work was Dec. 31. Her ankle is now successfully put back together and it will no longer come out of the socket! Woot Woot!

However, even with the surgery, we still managed to pull off an amazing meal at our home, so we ate our way through New Years Eve while Isabel slept.

I still get giddy at our menu. (possibly because we have leftovers)

Course #1 – A small slice of the dessert. Yes, it’s true. We started with dessert, because we wanted to taste it before we were too full. Dessert was a red velvet cake with cheese cake stuffing, and white chocolate frosting. It was paired with raspberry sorbet, sugared cranberries and a lace of white chocolate. Julia and Luke baked this masterpiece completely by scratch.DSC_4754

Then we moved on to appetizers which included a variety of cheeses and fruits, crab and oysters on the half shell.  DSC_4779

Our salad course was a lovely beet and arugula salad, with goat cheese, roasted almonds and a vinaigrette dressing, but the main course was WOW! We had Steve’s prime rib with double stuffed potatoes and green beans.  IMG_6630This is why we did dessert first! Of course we ended the night with dessert again, coming full circle, and it was beautiful!

Today, on this New Years Day, Isabel is doing well in recovery, the family is recovering from food overload, and I am excited to start back on my healthy eating and exercise program. Steve and I managed a short bike ride today, but tomorrow, its full steam ahead. After all, I gotta keep these 20 pounds off because in eight weeks, Steve and I are heading out for a dream vacation together!

As the holiday season wraps up, I feel incredibly blessed to have another year ahead that I am just darn excited about! And…I get to have another year along the side of this man. Steve makes my life EPIC. DSC_4747  What are your hopes and dreams and expectations for 2015?

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