December 5, 2011

New Year's Plans

I love cooking for big groups of people.  This year for New Year's, my husband and I are throwing our 3rd Annual New Year's Party in Chicago and our 5th Annual New Year's Day celebration.  Last year we had 11 people and a dog crammed into our apartment.  I'm not sure how many will be here this year, but I'm hoping it'll be more!  I've had a great time already planning the menu for the long weekend.  And the food should be enough incentive for everyone to come.  Here's what I have planned so far...

Friday, December 30th
Snacks– Fresh Tomato Brushetta and Homemade French Bread
Dinner– Steak Fondue with various dips and Tzatziki Dip with Veggies
Dessert– Peppermint Stick Ice Cream with Chocolate Shell Topping

Saturday, December 31st
Breakfast– Almond Waffles with Apple Chutney, Cinnamon Sugared Bacon
Lunch– (in the city)
Dinner– (Giordano’s)

Sunday, January 1st
Breakfast– Cinnamon Rolls, Mimosas, Manmosas
Lunch- Barbeque Ribs, Maple Ginger Glazed Carrots, Cheese Broccoli, Parmesan Potatoes, Gourmet Mac and Cheese
Dessert– Black Forest Gateau

Cheddar Cheese Ball and crackers
Pico de Gallo and Tortilla Chips
Christmas Cookies

And all of this means that I will get to post like crazy about my cooking right around the New Year!!! 
At some point my husband I will start working out and eating well... yeah... ugh.


  1. OH WOW. Reading this made me incredibly hungry.

  2. GAH! I wish I could come! I unfortunately will have to work both days per my boss :( Have tons of fun though!