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Thread: Who's having a new years eve party and if so what are you cooking?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001

    Smile Who's having a new years eve party and if so what are you cooking?

    I get to be the lucky one with evryone coming to my house(being parents of a 14 month old this limits where we would be able to go)
    so all the family is coming here.
    So far here's my menu(I'd appreciate any other suggestions)
    Crab puffs
    Smoked Gouda cheese with honey mustard wrapped in puff pastry
    spinach artichoke dip with crackers
    hot sausage balls wrapped in cheddar pastry
    I though these would appeal to seafood, vegetable, cheese and meat lovers.
    Side Dishes:
    Sweet Potato streusel casserole
    Spinach salad
    Pasta Salad
    Cheesy Hash Brown Potato Casserole
    Main Dishes:
    Lasagna Ham Slow simmering Barbecue beef brisket

    also serving an assortment of breads and rolls and a champagne punch,
    coffee and soft drinks
    For dessert:
    Tiramisu anacapri french vanilla ice cream served in fluted chcocolate cups with strawberries dipped in white chocolate on the side. and a fresh fruit trifle

    I think I have all bases covered and I would think this is plenty to feed 20 people.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Near Fresno, CA
    We're having about 13 people over. It'll be a Mexican Food Fiesta!

    Chili Verde (made by DH)
    Frijoles (NOT refried, blech)
    Mexican Rice

    Jalapeno poppers and Homemade flour tortillas made by my best bud)
    A spicy crab dip from

    Margaritas and a variety of Mexican beers (I prefer Tecate!)

    "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."

    A.A. Milne

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Washington, IN USA
    My best friend and I are giving a party for 8-10 people at her house. Here is our menu:

    Smoked salmon
    Spinach Balls
    Hot Artichoke dip
    Crab dip
    Beech Street Cajun shrimp

    Main Course
    Asparagus Chicken Ole
    Spinach salad
    Crusty bread

    Angel food cake with Strawberry Whipped cream frosting
    Cherry Surprise
    To love what you do and feel that it could anything be more fun! Katherine Graham

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Our party is for children, too, so I had to add some kid friendly food:

    Spinach Artichoke Dip
    Spinach balls
    Fiesta Baskets
    Meatballs w/some kind of sauce
    Veggies w/roasted red pepper dip
    Dogs and Sauerkraut (DH's request)
    Asian Party Mix
    Various cookies
    Dessert Pizza
    Chocolate chip cheeseball
    Other munchies

    I'm thinking I might make the beef empanadadas, too.
    In a nutshell, I'm saying no to fishbread.
    - Wendy W - CLBB

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    West Coast
    Yum! Can I come to your house? We are having dinner with friends and we haven't finalized the menu. You are giving me great ideas. Enjoy!

  6. #6
    I'm so glad to see some New Years menus! I'm having 12 people over and I'm beginning to panic that I'm still out of town and haven't put together a menu. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Can I get the crab puff recipe? It sounds delicious! I can't believe you can make all that wonderful food with a 13 month old!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    I'm going to a friends house and everyone is taking something. The main course is beef tenderloin. My contribution is white chocolate cheesecake and "death by chocolate". Must wait until Tues. night to find out what everyone else is taking. Sounds like so much fun and I can't wait.

  9. #9
    Hi guys- while I am not having a NYE party I did have a Christmas party and made these olives that Sunburst posted back in October. They are awesome!! Everyone raved about them and I have had several recipe requests. They are a great make ahead. I used jalepenpo stuffed olives instead of garlic stuffed - you really have to try these (TJ"s has both kinds of olives. Enjoy your parties and happy new year!!

    rebecca's olives

    1 cup shredded cheese or 2 1/2 ounces spread (e.g., 1/2 a small jar spread like Kraft Old English) *i used shredded sharp cheddar
    2 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
    1/2 cup flour
    1/4 tsp. cayenne
    12 garlic-stuffed olives

    1) Preheat oven to 350. Drain olives and pat dry.
    2) Thoroughly combine cheese and butter. Add flour and cayenne, stirring to fully mix. When thoroughly combined but crumbly, work mixture together with your fingers to form dough (no need to knead--it will stick right together).
    3) Roll a tablespoon-sized clump of dough into a ball. Press it flat between the palms of your hands. Put an olive in the center and press dough around sides to enclose. Roll it between your palms to smooth surface, if you like.
    4) Bake 15 - 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    here are the crab puffs. I made them for Chritmas Eve and they were good. I liked how they could be made in advance. my family really liked them. they were originally posted by Sneezles.

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Crab Puffs
    Recipe By : sneezles
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Appetizers

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 can lump crabmeat -- (6oz) rinsed and
    picked over
    1/2 cup Sharp Ceddar cheese -- shredded
    3 green onions -- chopped
    1 tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp Worstershire sauce
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup butter
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup flour
    4 eggs

    Preheat oven to 400
    Combine crabmeat through Worstershire sauce in a bowl, set aside.
    In a medium saucepan add water, butter and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, add flour, stirring vigorously until mixture leaves the side of the pan to form a smooth ball. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating smooth after each addition. Blend in crab mixture.
    Using a tablespoon, to measure, place puffs on baking sheet (ungreased) and bake for 15 moinutes @ 400, then rduce oven temperature to 350 and continue baking for 10 more minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
    Makes approx. 4 1/2 dozen

    Note: to freeze unbaked, place baking sheets in freezer and freeze approx 45 minutes. Then place puffs in freezer bags. Then bake at 375 for 35 minutes. Or bake as directed above, freeze and then reheat after thawing st 350 for 8-10 minutes.

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