Happy New Year!


Scotty and I spent our first New Year’s Eve abroad with friends, telling stories, playing games, eating some delicious food, and watching the fireworks. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to what has been a wonderful year and look forward with anticipation to the one ahead. Of course, being in Scotland, we were treated to several renditions of Auld Lang Syne – so it was perfect when my dad sent me the following Noonan editorial and it’s definitely worth a read.

Our New Year’s plans came together sort of at the last-minute and involved our friends coming over to our place for a Mexican feast.  Katy and Jeremy provided some amazing barbecue  and taught us how to make homemade corn tortillas!

Katy expertly mixing the masa!

Katy is one of the most talented cooks I know!

Rachel had the job of rolling out the tortillas. And yes, we had three cooks in my tiny kitchen!

The tortillas were rustic and absolutely delicious!  Everyone contributed to the meal and it was fantastic – we don’t get a lot of authentic Mexican over here so this was definitely a treat.  After hanging out, talking, sharing stories, and playing a great game, we made our way to Princes Street to join 80,000 other people and watch the fireworks.

Everybody waiting for the countdown.

The fireworks were great and Edinburgh was packed with people from all over the world.  In the store this week I had customers from Germany, Italy, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the States, and a whole bunch of other countries all here specifically for this night.  Apparently Edinburgh is one of the places to be on New Year’s!

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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9 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. POP says:

    Happy New Year dear Becca and Scotty and friends. You ex pats you!
    Looks like a wonderful evening. How novel to cook up Mexican!

  2. Donna says:

    It looks like a wonderful celebration!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  3. Katie says:

    Happy New Year! Looks like you really enjoyed your first Hogmanay. Katy and you are both very talented cooks. You should start a catering business 🙂

  4. marty says:

    Whoa, pretty cool compared to a tinfoil ball that ‘drops’ from the Belltower at midnight (and it was pouring outside!)… Looks like a great time and it’s fun to see your friends:)

  5. Ashli says:

    What a fun new years! The Mexican food sounds so yummy!

  6. brightbakes says:

    Homemade tortillas are the best, agreed! I can’t live without them…and what a beautiful evening you had!
    love,
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

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