Originally Posted by Piobaire
Didn't you host last night too? You're the man.
I'm happy 'cause I didn't cook yesterday and not cooking today. Pulling some of the rillettes out of the fridge I made a few weeks ago and headed down the street for dinner.
Nah, mostly just stayed at home with my parents preparing food for today.
Every new years day we host what we call "Danish Lunch" which is essentially a danish christmas day lunch from the 50's (when my grandparents came to america...although I've talked to some danes about it and it seems like many of them still have remarkably similar christmas meals). This one's done on new year's day with friends instead of family and has been going on since before I was born.
Lots of open faced sandwiches assembled in courses. bunnch of different pickled herrings/sardines/deviled eggs/shimp salad first. Then some sliced meats and salami/liver pate/danish version of swedish meatballs/etc. Finally some smelly cheeses and fruit.
All served with plenty of beer and toasts with shots of aquavit.
14 people this year, two newbies to the event and everybody else has been to many.