What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Dinner at the top of the Hancock Building? Party at Union Station?

Nope. I’m settled in on the couch with my husband and a happy cat, watching TV and salivating over the scent of a perfect pot of chili. We are staying in, and cooking “Chicagoland ChiliMac” from Jane and Michael Stern’s Chili Nation (a chili recipe from every state in the union, plus D.C.).

2005 has been a good year, and 2006 and promises to be even more exciting. But, for tonight, Erik, the couch, chili, and the cats are excitement enough.