A Very Casual New Year's Eve Plan
|Holiday Party '09|
|My friend Cathy's NYE pants|
We are now 2 days away from the big little event, and are expecting just a few guests. The prospect at having a party started the menu-planning wheels turning, which reminded me of last year's cooking extravaganza which served dinner for 30 promptly at 11:30 at night (4 hours late). So I promised myself to take it down a couple notches this year in order to socialize more.
|Bruschetta and Squash Skewers at Bunny Chow on NYE '09|
|Baked Poppers (recipe HERE)|
Fat-Free Ranch Dip w/ Carrots, Green Beans and Potato Chips (mix from a box)
Eggplant Caponata with Pita Chips (both store-bought)
Baked Jalapeno Poppers w/ Fakin' Bacon (fresh made)
Crostini with Onion-Rosemary Marmalade & Goat Cheese (catered/reheat)
Baked Ravioli with San Marzano Tomato Sauce:
with and without Organic Chicken/Turkey Sweet Italian Sausage slices
(frozen ravioli / packaged sausage / fresh made sauce)
Chilled Pineapple-Mandarin Vanilla Pie (assembled from store-bought items)
...and possibly the appearance of additional baked goods, such as sour-cherry brownies or sugar cookies.