Happy New Year’s Eve!

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I hope your New Year’s Eve is full of fun, and not having coughing fits like me.  Second time I have had this like so many people around the country.  My daughter Kara and her family all have it too.  Daughter Kristina and her family are getting over it, and are in Wisconsin with her in-laws for New Year’s.

Kristina’s in-laws live in the quaint town of Monroe, Wisconsin AKA “The Swiss Cheese Capital of the USA.”  Earlier on this New Year’s Eve the town already had their “Cheese Drop” instead of a ball drop like in New York City.

Our granddaughter is all warm and cozy waiting for the festivities to begin!

The cheese drop happens in the late afternoon when it is midnight in Switzerland.

Since Monroe is a like a cute Swiss village, they go all out!

I guess the Swiss village also makes Limburger and other cheeses too!

Everyone gets free cheese samples of course!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!  I’ll be searching for new cookbooks and recipes to show you in 2024, since I’ll probably be stuck in my comfy chair for at least a few more days, but with piles of cookbooks sitting happily next to me.





6 Responses to Happy New Year’s Eve!

  1. January 1, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

    Happy New Year! I thought I should leave you a very thankful message… for helping me “re-discover” an old French vegetable cookbook I loved around 2005… but discarded sometime around 2012… I really wanted to locate the cookbook today by searching all the usual suspects of search engines, etc…. by some miracle I was able to type the correct combo of search term words, and up popped a 2015 post from your site, “Fresh from France” by Faye Levy. That was The One!!! I’ve already ordered it just now, and can’t wait for its arrival. It was the leek dish in the open puff pastry crust recipe that got me thinking about this cook book (after 10 years not thinking about it…). Cheers for the new year, and hope you enjoy some great meals with family this year.

    • January 2, 2024 at 12:53 am #

      Happy New Year, Juanita! I’m thrilled you found the blog about the cookbook, and took the time to write. It’s things like this that make me so happy to keep writing my blog. You made my day!

      • January 5, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

        I thought you would appreciate the serendipitous connection . As big as the world is, it’s these little things that do matter. All the best for 2024.

        • January 6, 2024 at 10:40 pm #

          Juanita, I appreciate it more than you know. It definitely is the little things in life that matter so much. P.S. My paternal grandmother’s middle name was Juanita. 🙂

  2. January 1, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

    A Healthy & Blessed New Year to you & all the family. I will have to share this blog with my Swiss girlfriend, who travels back to her homeland at least 2 times a year; cause now she doesn’t have to travel as far since she can just visit Wisconsin for a little taste of Switzerland. Haha!! And little Eliza is so adorable all bundled up!

    • January 2, 2024 at 12:59 am #

      Happy New Year, Kim! I hope your Swiss friend enjoys the blog. Hugs to the family and wishes for a blessed New Year!

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