Happy New Year, everyone! Hard to believe we’re now in the year 2019. I need to get used to writing that.
But! What a glorious almost-2-weeks holiday break that was for me! Nothing but pure relaxation (read: laziness) and indulgence. And darn Netflix! I got nothin’ done! I wonder if that’s what retirement feels like. I should plan for an early retirement.
Actually, come to think of it, I did get a few things done. I did cook and bake, but I need to consult my camera to remember exactly what I made. Darn mulled wine!
In the meantime, I’m asking for more volunteers to cohost, please. Make that your first New Year’s resolution. To help cohost our Fiesta Friday Link Party, so we can keep it going. This week we’re fortunate to have an old friend of the fiesta (well, not old, old… but a friend who we’ve known for a long time), Suzanne, and a young friend (this time it does mean young in age), Kat, to cohost. Next week, it’s YOUR turn!
Until next time, I bid you all a fabulous 2019 filled with joyous moments, health triumphs, and smashing successes in all your endeavors!
Now take a look at these:
“I can imagine the aroma when the pot is opened (amazing and exotic) and love the combination of textures.” — Liz
“You gotta admire someone who cooks nose to tail and has the chutzpah to cook the trotters, but it was Diann’s Black Eyed Peas & Collards that made my mouth water! Perfect for New Years!” — Mollie
“I’ve fallen in love with Monica’s beautiful & healthy rendition of a Turkey Salad Sandwich with Chickpeas (and no mayo!) I want this now, and probably all the time!” — Mollie
“I am not a baker but I would make an exception for this easy and wonderful cheesecake, especially since there is no baking involved!” — Liz
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #257 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs, so we can feature you. Your co-hosts this week are Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Kat @ Kat’s 9 Lives
If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.
If you’re interested in becoming a co-host, please leave me a message.
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Kat @ Kat's 9 Lives says
I am excited to cohost again this week! I always look forward to seeing what everyone brings to the party!
Me, too! The fiesta always brightens my Fridays ? Thanks for cohosting! ??
Monika Dabrowski says
Happy New Year! Glad to hear you’ve had a restful holiday. Thank you for featuring my turkey sandwich! Today I am sharing my super healthy new smoothie.
You’re welcome! As I said to Diann, it seems everyone is looking for healthy recipes that first week of the new year. After that, all hell breaks loose, lol
Of Goats and Greens says
Wow, thanks regards highlighting my black eyed pea and collards recipe. I wasn’t expecting that!
It sounds so good!! And we’re all looking for healthy recipes the first week of the new year, lol.
Netflix gets the best of me, too! I’ve been watching The Great British Bake Off and it’s so enjoyable. Happy New Year, Angie!
Omg, I’ve been watching the same show! It’s almost a sickness how I can’t tear myself away from the TV! Thank goodness someone understands ? Happy New Year to you, too! ?
What a start with an amazing round up of recipes..Thank you for featuring my Fried chicken Biriyani.. I’m so glad. Happy New Year to all
You’re welcome! I love biryani and am trying very hard to learn making it at home ? Happy New Year, Lathi!
Happy New Year to you Angie! Nice to hear that you had a relaxing holiday! And I to have fallen under the spell of Netflix. Oh well, back to work next week, so I guess that Netflix will have to take the back seat for awhile! All the best to you for 2019, and thanks again for hosting us for so many year! You are awesome! 🙂
Thanks, Julianna! Happy New Year to you, too! You have an extra week of holiday, how wonderful! As soon as the new year starts, schools are open here. Well, the 2nd, that is. Which was so hard; we were still indulging the day before! Btw, when can you cohost? ?
Hey Angie. Oh wow, I couldn’t go back right after all the festivities of New Years! My hat goes off to you!
How about I co-host on Feb. 1st. I have no posts waiting in the wings, so I have to get off my butt and do one before. That will give me a little bit of lead time. Let me know…
Feb 1st is perfect! You’ll be cohosting Fiesta Friday #261 and your partner is Antonia @ Zoale.com. Thanks so much! Aren’t you glad you survived your first week back to work? ?
Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder says
Happy New Year Angie! To even more delicious 2019! 🙂
Thanks, same to you! Yes, more food, please…in 2019! ?
Ai | Ai made it for you says
Happy New Year!! and Happy Fiesta Friday!!
Oh man, I feel you on the Netflix. I love it but it definitely doesn’t help me get stuff done haha. What are you watching? I binge watched The Crown before Christmas and now Tristan and I are going through the newest season of Better Call Saul. But only one episode a day!
Let me know if you still need cohosts!
I binge watched the crown last year (I mean, 2017). This past Christmas it was the Last Kingdom
(the hubs loved this! Lots of gory, bloody fighting scenes, that’s why ?) I also did Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon. Then, everyday it’s The Great British Baking Show for me. Sounds like all I do is watch TV ?
I can definitely use your help cohosting. How about Jan 18, Fiesta Friday #259?
Ai | Ai made it for you says
Ohhh Last Kingdom sounds like something my husband would love too haha. Omg I totally forgot about The Great British Baking Show! I’ve watched the first couple episodes and LOVE it haha.
Yes, put me down for #259! I’ll put it in my calendar so I don’t forget 😉
Great! I’m so looking forward! Thanks ?
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
As usual – a fantastic party!! Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous week!
Thanks, Helen! Have a great week!
Enjoying the Friday Fiesta in 2019. Thanks for hosting it.
So glad to hear, Rita! Happy New Year!