On New Year’s Eve the only thing worse than drinking on an empty stomach is eating too much to dance the night away. The key is to nibble throughout the evening, rather than sitting down to a 5 course prix fixe meal. Whether you’re partying down with your gal pals or getting festive with family, here are some winners that’ll take you well past the ball drop.
Try a New Spin on Chips: Hold the potato chips and onion dip for the next game. (Afterall, who knows who you’ll be standing near at midnight?) Instead, prepare a platter with crisp and hearty lentil crackers and spinach dip. More filling than the usual suspects, and a whole lot tastier too.
Go Raw: Get yourself some Ahi grade tuna and get chopping. With just a splash of sesame oil, some minced green onions, soy sauce and a bit of fresh ginger you’ve got yourself a world class app. Serve on Laiki Red Rice Crackers for pairing perfection.
Make A Few Minis: Fill crunchy Dippin Chips with chili, chicken salad or your favorite guacamole for delicious one-bite mini’s. Whether you’re drinking bubbly or a few frosty cold ones, toss ‘em back between sips and you just may make the night last a bit longer.
Undo the Steak Dinner: You don’t have to forgo the filet mignon. Simply grill ahead of time and slice into thin pieces. Then, serve on top of Montreal Steak Spice Seasoning Potato Chips. Finish them off with a dollop of horseradish sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped chives.
Don’t Sweat the Sweets: Anything like creme brulee or gooey cake that requires utensils is out of the question. On a night like New Years, you’ve got to get your sugar on the go, but that doesn’t mean skimping. Rich and chocolatey, Midnight Soft Baked Biscotti ring in the New Year it just right.