Happy New Year! Almost! Wait for it! Receiving phone calls from friends, new and old is always fitting going into the new year. They make you realize who your true friends really are, even the ones you haven't heard from in forever. It's not that we are getting any older or anything? Whatever! It's like that long lost love note from an ex, or a photograph taken from a dear old from years ago. We all stop and ponder the ifs, the what to dos and the if I only knew now, what I didn't know thens. We've all done it! And please don't even take us there with all those 1 -night stands! Do we really even care? Sometimes! I like to call them "The Vixens and The Mixins". You can call them whatever you want! I've learned to call them life lessons. Without all these things we call maybes, has-beens and wanna -bes, comes the things we realize the most: New & Old Friends! Oh yes! The Menu: Toasted French Bread w/ Brie, Pear Preserves and Cinnamon Baked Apples, BBQ Boston Butt Quesadillas w/ grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Guacamole w/ Blue Cheese Crumbles and Crisp Bacon w/ Tortilla Chips,Black-Eyed Peas w/ Garlic, Salsa, Chopped Ham, Hot Sauce and Heavy Black Pepper, Sweet Alabama Cornbread, Double Chocolate Chip Pistachio "In The Raw" Cookies and French Style Vanilla Yogurt Cake w/ Double Lemon Frosting! Some friends will be gone. Some friends will be old and some friends will be new. We will always have friends: Because that's what they are 4.