Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years Party

Well its a New Year, and hopefully it's gonna be a great one, Last year for 2008 - 2009 we had a "New Years Eve" party here, we had about 25 people show up, we had some chips & Dip, a few snacks, played some cards, the party was from 7PM to 9PM, we cleaned up and left after everyone left and went back to their apartments, I think anna mae and I were the last to leave at 10PM. It was a pretty dull welcome to 2009 so this year we felt a "Party" was in order for 2010.

I started out Dec. 31st about 9 AM and de-boned a "Beautiful" 25 pound Prime Rib Roast with 14 ribs, I cut the roast off the ribs. 1 of our Tenant's "DONATED" this 25 pound beauty for all to enjoy!!!!

The "Roast" was then tied up and retied to the ribs, I used soy sauce, crushed pepper, minced garlic and onion powder for the "RUB" and put it in the oven at 550 degrees for 20 minutes until it browned up and then opened the oven door and turned the heat down to 200 degrees and let the roast just cook along at 200, I checked it only twice, when the ends were at 155 degrees and the inside was at 130 degrees I took it out of the oven to let it "Rest" for awhile. Prime Rib continues to cook even after you take it out of the oven so the temperature was perfect.

Above is a "Perfect" delicious Prime Rib cooked to perfection!

The Prime Rib is Ready, and the "Au-Jus" for gravy or dipping came out delicious, the roast did not have a lot of fat on it and cooked nice, we peeled and cooked 20 pounds of potatoes, we had people bring a dish to pass which was stuffed Cabbage, fried potatoes, Potatoes au gratin, cabbage salad, corn casserole, chocolate bunt cake and chocolate cake. We ate at 4PM and everyone enjoyed a hot juicy fresh slab of prime rib either well done all the way up to my favorite cut which is bloody rare.

I said a Prayer and "Grace" and we were ready to eat!!!!!!!!!!!

There was plenty of food and a lot of people came back for "seconds"!! We had 35 residents come for dinner!

We finished our "Prime Rib Dinner and got the dishes and tables cleaned up about 5:30PM so everyone could go rest because at 7PM we were going to have BINGO!!!!! Anna Mae and I went to the Dollar Store and bought Hats, Noise Makers, beads, and 15 door prizes so we could have some drawings up till midnight! Everyone who showed up got a ticket and I drew numbers until 5 minutes to midnight !

Above is My Honey setting up the Snack Table for Bingo and New Years Eve, at BINGO we had we had 16 winners!!!

We finished up Bingo, put on some music, and people started playing cards, eating, and we opened a few bottles of wine, had some beer, and sparkling grape juice and everyone was having a "GOOD TIME"

Some of the men all got together for a picture!!!!

AND the Ladies then got together for a group photo!!

This young lady who is 95 has celebrated 25 New years here at West Side Terrace! She is also my "Aunt Irene"!!!!!

There was a lot of remembering of the past year and believe it or not even some thoughts that 2010 was going to be a better year!!!!

A "Sailor" and a "Marine" had to share a few stories, of course mine were all the truth!!!

We talked, we played cards, we sipped wine and Sparkling Grape Juice and enjoyed the evening to end 2009!!!

My Honey got out the "Pokeno" game which was enjoyed a lot!!!!!!

Card games and conversation were popular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone donated a couple bottles of Champagne and some Sparkling Red Grape Juice for celebrating and OK, its now less than 1 minute till 2010 and we all have juice or champagne and are counting down!!!!!!!!!

Good-bye 2009 and "Welcome" 2010, Happy New Year!!!!!!!

We are now into 2010 and a lot of people are still up, a lot of Tenant's said what a wonderful way to bring in the New Year, it was a lot of fun and better than sitting all alone in their apartment staring at the walls and wishing they were somewhere having fun !!!!!

We are pleased that we could join our neighbors and friends here at West Side Terrace and help everyone who came enjoy them selves!!!! As for the year 2010, It's gonna be a "Good-Un"!!!

Don't forget our Past and Current Veterans as we start the New Year!

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