Holiday Special – New Year’s Eve

New YearsAre you hosting a dinner or heading out to a potluck this New Year’s Eve? Whether you need an hors d’oeuvre or a batch of brownies to bring along or a soup-to-nuts dinner, here are a few ideas!

Want something a little special to nibble before dinner? How about my Roasted Shrimp with Tarragon Aioli, Chicken Liver Pâté, Tapenade with raw veggies and artisanal crackers or Spanakopita Triangles. Mini cups of soup would be tasty on a cold night, try my Soupe de Poisson Provençal. Unless you’d prefer Wild Mushroom Soup.

How about a salad? Roasted fruit or vegetables are great in winter salads. Try my Mixed Greens with Roasted Grapes, Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese Salad or Mixed Greens with Warm Roasted Squash. Any and all will be delicious and look beautiful on a buffet table.

Are you thinking comfy and casual for New Year’s Eve? For a big crowd, Four Cheese Lasagna Bolognese with or without Spinach is delicious and a favorite of kids as well as adults. For something a little different, try my Butternut Squash Lasagna.

Maybe you’d like something that can make in advance and then reheat while everyone sips a glass of wine and reconnects. The possibilities may be endless but how about Braised Beef Bourguignon, Braised Lamb with Artichokes & Mushrooms, Sort’a Like Jambalaya or Moroccan Chicken with Green Olives & Preserved Lemon.

The beef, lamb and jambalaya will be delicious with Creamy Polenta. Couscous with Dried Fruit and Pine Nuts will be great with the Moroccan Chicken.

For dessert … Something festive would be nice like Lemon Cheesecake. If you’re looking for something rich and chocolaty, you’ll love my Death by Chocolate Cake or luscious Triple Chocolate Parfait.

Have a Happy New Year celebration with family and friends and bon appétit!

For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!!

What about you? What are cooking New Year’s Eve? I’d love to hear from you. Let’s get a conversation going.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!

© Susan W. Nye, 2013

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