Philadelphia has two sets of fireworks for New Year's Eve. There's a 6:00PM show and a midnight show. You can imagine the difference between the two. Lots of families with children at the first, lots of exuberant revelers at the latter. The fireworks are set off along the Delaware River and prime viewing spots are only a few blocks from our house. The fireworks are pretty, but leave it to me to worry about frightening animals and birds.
We managed to motivate ourselves to make a decent dinner last night, not as extravagant as some years. Jack made black bean burgers and rice pilaf. I tried a new recipe for cauliflower buffalo 'wings'. We liked the 'wings', but I used regular Frank's Hot Sauce instead of their Buffalo Wing Sauce. Although I practically drink Frank's Hot Sauce, the wings were too hot for me. Jack had no problem with them and had two helpings. I'll make them again and use the Buffalo Sauce and hope they're not as hot.
Would it be silly of me to wish for a more peaceful and compassionate 2016?
HAPPY NEW YEAR