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Stylish New Year’s Eve Menu Made Easy

December 17th, 2017
Helga W.
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Stylish New Year’s Eve Menu Made Easy
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While Christmas may be all about casseroles, big birds, and gammon, New Year is the time keep food small and sassy, considering you’ll most likely be snacking all night.

Fondue always goes down well at a family sit-down meal. The kids may need a little help but it makes for loads of fun, especially when the chocolate dipping appears for dessert.

Whether you are sitting around a table for a New Years feast or allowing everyone to serve themselves and ‘roam free’ it is a great idea to layout a spread for the adults and a separate ‘kiddies version’ (booze free) for the little ones. Here’s what we are doing this year, and you may just want to follow suit to guarantee your guests see the New Year through in delicious style.

Pizza-Stuffed Mushrooms

What’s a party without pizza? This no-carb version is a happy medium between keeping it healthy and going all-out party. Not only is it on the healthier side, but it is also quick and easy to make. These can be served as a side-dish or snack. Get the recipe here (http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44688/pizza-stuffed-mushrooms-recipe/).

Bacon Brussels Sprout Skewers

Skewered items are easy to eat at a party and they are easy to be creative with. Brussels sprouts may not be on everyone’s favourite list, but wrapped in bacon – who can resist. For something even more decadent, try replacing the brussels sprouts with glazed cherries – sticky, salty, sweet goodness.
Here’s how to do it: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44683/bacon-brussels-sprout-skewers/
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Baked Biscuit Wreath Dip

Arrange your freshly baked festive rolls in a circle with the dip in the centre. This dish is fun and inviting as you can scoop up creamy spinach dip while picking up your snack. Warm, gooey, creamy, crunchy...need I say more. Get the details here (http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a45181/baked-biscuit-wreath-dip-recipe/).

Steak Frites Bites

Steak and chips in one bite. Wrap a small steak strip around a crispy golden French fry and skewer with a toothpick to keep it in place. Here’s exactly how to do it: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a45181/baked-biscuit-wreath-dip-recipe/

The kids version: Serve the little ones a plate of French fries, without any toothpicks.

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Prosecco Grapesicles

Colourful grapes on skewers with a touch of booziness. This fruity snack will keep your guests happy all through the night. As a snack or part of a dessert platter, this is always a party winner. Here’s the low down on how to give your grapes a bit of pizzazz: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a54433/prosecco-grapesicles-recipe/

The kids version: leave out the booze and let them enjoy the green and red grape skewers fresh.

Drunken Shrimp Cocktail

Remember the good old shrimp cocktail? Well, here is the modern version with a little vodka to say ‘Happy New Year’. Get the recipe here (http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a54045/drunken-shrimp-cocktail-recipe/) for a tomato cocktail in a shot glass, and a stylish spicy shrimp lingering over the side.

For the kids: Give the kids a vodka-free version, or even fill the shot glasses with fruit juice and replace the shrimp with a piece of pineapple or strawberry on the edge of the glass.
We haven’t even gotten to rocky road and salted caramel popcorn, treats for both the kids and grown-ups. Just a word of caution - booze in the bites, means less booze in your glass.
So keep it safe and most of all, enjoy the last party of 2017 with your family and friends, celebrating the blessing of good company (and good food). Happy New Year!
What fun plans do you have for the new year?

Helga x

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