It's hard to believe that 2012 is just a few days away. I'd like to say I'm ready to dive in head first, but I'm more the type of person to test the water with one toe. For me, easing into the new year means no high pressure resolutions. It's more fun to make up a few that are easy to keep. For example, this year I resolve to...
- Eat birthday cake without feeling guilty.
- Put sprinkles on everything.
- Sleep late whenever possible.
- Watch movies on rainy days.
- Tell more corny jokes.
For this year's NYE gathering, I whipped up a batch of champagne mousse. In spite of its light texture, it is completely decadent and full of champagne flavor. I decided to mold mine in a fancy pan, but you can use a regular loaf pan or just pipe it into champagne flutes. It's very versatile. The chocolate ganache was a last minute addition, and I'm including the recipe, but it can be enjoyed with or without.
And of course, it had to be decorated with sugar pearls, shiny dragees... all types of edible baubles.