Friday, December 30

New Year's Eve Menu Planning

Nothing says "Happy New Year!" like Champange Cocktails. Pictured: Kir Royales

The last big holiday of the season is upon us, so it's time for another menu guide (see previous here and here). New Year's Eve is a little different because people tend to focus on cocktails and finger foods rather than a large meal. However, this year my boyfriend and I are staying in and having a private celebration that's still full of decadence and over-indulgence (and yes, I'll still be wearing my sequined dress and heels). I've got you covered whether you're hosting a large party or something more intimate so that you won't be hungry when the clock strikes twelve.

Cheese and Crackers require little prep time and can be out all night for your guests to nibble on. Pictured:  Pecan-Parsley Cheeseball.
Asian-inspired appetizers are an unexpected and delicious addition to your table. Pictured: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Assorted crostini looks festive and is a great way to feed a crowd. Pictured: Pesto, Pinenut, & Tomato Crostini

Splurge on a fancy dinner for two - it's still much cheaper than going out! Pictured: Lobster Risotto
New Year's Eve is a great time to get in those last steaks and potatoes before the resolution diets start. Pictured: NY Strip Steaks with Red Wine - Truffle Sauce
Anything made with truffles signals a special occasion. Pictured: Pappardelle with White Truffle Sauce