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    New Year at home. Are you a traditionalist?

    what will be, foodwise, on your table

    - Shuba-
    -Mimosa-
    -Vinegret-
    -Olivier- with shrimps because it is NY
    -Oxtongue in jelly-


    what will you drink
    SovietskiChanpanskoye
    Krasnaya Krimskoye
    (by the way, the Austria equivalent of Roskontrol did a test on 10 -bubblies, no Champagne. and done by blind tasting, by -experts- and the public, they gave amongst 4 others a 4.%0 bottle from a local hyper, the classification -very good-. So much for the hype of Champagne.)


    what will you do at midnight
    watch the -salut- from the top of your building or in the park do something yourself
    be on Red Square, freezing to dead
    watch and listen to VV's speech at midnight

    are you going to watch the -good old- CCCP films
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfft...K&t=0s&index=2
    or another ling, take your pick- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema...oviet_Unionhey all have English language subtitles
    Pugacheva, Galkin, and -friends-

    or are you going to be on Times Square counting down the big ball? or Picadilly circus. Or lounging in Phuket on the beach. Or -Soi Erik-...

    and last but not least, some of us even might attend midnight mass at the local church.

    Wherever you are and whatever it will be, Happy New Year to all of you.
    There is no greater treasure then pleasure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    what will be, foodwise, on your table

    - Shuba-
    -Mimosa-
    -Vinegret-
    -Olivier- with shrimps because it is NY
    -Oxtongue in jelly-


    what will you drink
    SovietskiChanpanskoye
    Krasnaya Krimskoye
    (by the way, the Austria equivalent of Roskontrol did a test on 10 -bubblies, no Champagne. and done by blind tasting, by -experts- and the public, they gave amongst 4 others a 4.%0 bottle from a local hyper, the classification -very good-. So much for the hype of Champagne.)


    what will you do at midnight
    watch the -salut- from the top of your building or in the park do something yourself
    be on Red Square, freezing to dead
    watch and listen to VV's speech at midnight

    are you going to watch the -good old- CCCP films
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfft...K&t=0s&index=2
    or another ling, take your pick- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema...oviet_Unionhey all have English language subtitles
    Pugacheva, Galkin, and -friends-

    or are you going to be on Times Square counting down the big ball? or Piccadilly circus. Or lounging in Phuket on the beach. Or -Soi Erik-...

    and last but not least, some of us even might attend midnight mass at the local church.

    Wherever you are and whatever it will be, Happy New Year to all of you.
    Amongst my friends in England it is not really celebrated, perhaps to having families and it is a nightmare to get in anywhere

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    the most important thing I nearly forgot-
    a must have since many a year back. and harder and harder to get every year. MANDARINES from Abchasia.
    When the market cries tell me that they are FOR SURE from Abchasia, with real documents to show for, but early morning (when I walk the dog and also go through the market) I see them fruits picking out from Turkish boxes, it is for sure VERY hard for me to beleive that they come from there....
    There is no greater treasure then pleasure....

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    I'm ready for New Year
    If you trust the government you obviously failed history class. " George Carlin"

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    I'm ready for New Year

    how many are coming?
    There is no greater treasure then pleasure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    I'm ready for New Year

    how many are coming?
    Oh, it's just me and my wife. Hope we don't run out of mayo! Just kidding.


    No, seriously, I have been trying to start our own family traditions. First is by making my moms chicken salad. Something that Russians never make. It's very simple but tasty! Chicken breast, red onions, celery and mayo. Red onions and celery are always in season at this time and cheap. I take cooked chicken breast (and this is very important), break it up using my hands. You want to crush it, so it's small and stringy. Then I just add red onion and celery and mix it with mayo. It's now my wife's favorite salad and I've been making it every new year for the last three or four years.
    If you trust the government you obviously failed history class. " George Carlin"

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