Yesterday was dedicated to culling our history in the basement. (This included the very emotional task of editing the vinyls.) As we fingered our way through the boxes, we came across our millennium time capsule haphazardly constructed 10 years ago. What a delight to come across our fancy menu plan and all the recipes from that evening.

We were 3 young families gathering for a progressive millennium celebration. The 7 adults (we had one out of town guest) and 6 children started at our home in the country on December 31st for the big dinner.

We then headed to Centrepointe for sleigh rides, skating, and the millennium countdown, complete with contraband champagne.

Then off to home number 2 in Kanata for the sleepover and breakfast party on January 1st. The afternoon activity was the viewing of Stuart Little at the AMC Theatres. I think most of the kids slept through this thriller. Just not enough sleep!

We disregarded their cue and moved on to home number 3 back in Ottawa for a top-notch Italian meal. The kids managed some pick-up hockey while many of the adults kept the wood burning fireplace well supervised.

We didn’t make it back home until January 2nd!

Do you know what you ate for your millennium dinner some 10 years ago? Here is what we enjoyed.

Millennium Celebration
Friday, December 31, 1999

Sparkling Berry Punch
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Baba Ganouj and Salsa with Tortilla Chips
Four Peppercorn Live Paté
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto on Brie
Crab Dip
Scallop and Avocado Bruschetta
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Leek and Watercress Consommé
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Nicely Spiced Pork Loin
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Green Beans Noisette
Sesame Carrots
Bronze Roasted Onions
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Red Wine
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Red and Green Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
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Chocolate Pavlova
Ice Wine
Coffee

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