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Friday, December 31, 2010

It's 7:30 p.m.

And the party's over! 
We've gone out and are home already, sitting around the woodstove drinking hot chocolate, watching TV and petting the cats.

We went out for dinner at our local Japanese restaurant, Mei Lin's House in Shippensburg.  We have been doing this for many years with Chuck and Willa, our best friends.  This year Brad and Kami and Chuck and Willa's son, daughter-in-law and their grandchild joined us.

We made reservations for the hibachi grill table for entertainment as well as food.

Our chef filling small dishes with the dipping sauces.

 Then the show begins with a pillar of flame.

Preparing the meat and vegetable.  During this time he does twirling of utensils, juggling eggs, and tossing bits of food for us to catch in our mouths.

Chuck with his son and grand-daughter.

The flaming volcano of onion rings.

Brad, Kami and Zip.

The meal began with fried noodles, a salad and miso soup.  Then we were given fried rice.  By the time the meat and vegetables were served, I was pretty much at my limit.  Leftovers are no problem!  Not having to cook lunch tomorrow is OK with me.

That's about as exciting as our New Year's Eve gets!  We are NOT Party People!
Sharing food, conversation and laughter with friends and family is good enough for me.

Hope your New Year's Eve is safe and enjoyable!


  1. I love those Japanese restaurants but I'm always scared the chef will miss and get me with the knife! The food is always wonderful but I am a nervous wreck.
    Your new years evening sounds lovely. How is Tippy feeling?
    (and thanks for your very lovely comment)

  2. OOOOh now my tummy is growling for Japanese food . Hey your night was way more exciting than mine! Happy New Year!

  3. Sounds good to me Pat. Eloise and I spent the evening watching television and to bed at 9. The food looks super, I have never been to Japanese resturant and it looks like such fun. If I come up sometime could we do that????

  4. I recently went to a birthday celebration at a similar restaurant (complete with flaming onion tower too) and we had such fun!! Looks to me like you had a great New Year celebration :-)

  5. I always enjoy the meals we have at the Hibachi Grills! Fresh and yummy with some entertainment! Happy New year to you and your family, Pat!

  6. Hi Pat,
    It's been years and years since we had a similar experience but at a Greek restaurant!
    Looks like everybody had a fun New Years there!
    We didn't even make it til the "ball dropped" LOL!
    Health, Happiness, and Hugs!
    Cathy G

  7. Happy New Year Pat. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Oh, what an experience to have food cooked in front of you. I never had that experience. Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate the new year. All the best to you, Zip and the cats for the new year. Hugs, JB

  8. Pat ~
    Sounds like a perfect New Year's Eve to me. I'm not a party girl, either.
    Happy New Year to you, Zip and the furbabies. I am so happy to count you as a friend!
    Hugs :)

  9. Happy New Year Pat! Glad you were able to spend your New Years with family and friends. Always good :). We drove by Mei Lin's and I even made a comment to George on how crowded it was! I'm very surprised that the business does that well here in little ole Shippensburg. Glad they are doing well!

  10. Greetings dear Pat,

    It is very nice to meet your family and see what a wonderful New Year celebrations you all had. I just hope that the left overs that came home, a few pieces ended up for the felines, provided they were inclined to try it.

    We wish you and your family a great 2011, filled with creativity, prosperity and especially good health.

    Warmest regards,
    Miss Kitty and Egmont

  11. Happy New Year! Nice way to start the year....I saw you had stopped by and wanted to say hi....I do love the old faded textiles! Glad other folks respect them....

  12. What a perfect way to usher in the New Year. I'm so glad you enjoyed the meal and the company. My favorite part was hot chocolate in front of the wood stove. That was a really nice way to end the old year. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  13. Hi Pat.. miss seeing you lots!! Will you be back up to grant street anytime soon!? Looks like you had a good time as usual!!! You are one very interesting lady!!! Happy new year to you and zip and all the little kitty buddies!!


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