Post # 1
Hubby and I are looking forward to spending a low-key night at home for New Years Eve. We are planning on cooking dinner, relaxing, and of course- indulging in champagne. Problem is- I am stuck on inspiration for dinner. This happens quite a lot. So bees, I turn to you. Does anyone have any great recipes that they are willing to share? I am talking anything here- appetizer, main meal, side dish, dessert, etc. My favorite meals to cook are crock-pot recipes (Set it and forget it!)… but really, any recipe will do. Its almost a new year, time for new recipes!
Post # 3
Very simple and yummy:
Line a glass baking dish with foil (fold two pieces together to make a tent). In the center, you place a boneless pork loin. Add chopped potatoes, carrots, onion, celery (large chunks of each). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Close up the foil tent and tuck in all the sides so it is airtight. Bake in the oven at 350 for 45mins.
You don’t need extra veggies on the side with this. The leftovers are delicious.
Post # 4
Chicken & Stuffing
- 6 pieces of chicken (or however many between you two)
- 1 box of Stove Top Dressing (I like chicken)
- 1 can of Cream Of Chicken
- Season Salt
Remove skin from chicken and place in a small casserole pan. Sprinkle chicken with some Season Salt. Then speard the Cream Of Chicken Soup over the chicken. Fill the empty soup can with 1/2 water and dump into the casserole pan. Use a for to mix together the soup so it breaks down a bit. And then make sure you cover the chicken with the soup.
In a seprate saucepan, follow the directions and cook the Stove Top Dressing. Once this is cooked, spread it ontop of your chicken in the casserole pan. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. (Usually after 30 minutes of it cooking in the oven I remove the foil and let it cook uncovered for the other 30 minutes.)
Even if you don’t use this for your New Years Eve dinner, it’s still a delicous recipie, and so easy to make! So you could always add it to your list for another night. I have a few others so I might post some more.
Post # 5
Roasted root veggies are always yummy and easy. Just dice, drizzle with some olive oil, a little salt and pepper. I usually set my oven to 450 and it can take any where from 20-45 minutes to roast.
Lasagna can also be easier than you would think to make. Or spaghetti and meatballs.
Post # 6
Steak & Bernaise sauce. it’s such a winner. Serve with some steamed veggies, some baked potatoes (or mashed) and maybe a simple spinach salad? Bernaise sauce is so, so, so good on steak and veggies.
Post # 7
This is what we had for Christmas Dinner and it was great!
BBQ Steak, Lobster tails, twice baked potatoes, fresh bread and ceaser salad.
You could do a chocolate fondue with fruit for dessert.
Now I am Hungry!
Post # 8
I always think that New Years Dinner should be a little special and something you wouldnt normally cook or eat.
Do you like seafood?
Steaming muscles in garlic, white wine, parsley and a bit of salt is really easy and a nice holiday addition. Serve that with some garlic bread to soak up the juices.
And maybe serve it with a flat bread pizza? These are easy to make too. Buy the flat bread and then top with what you like.
Something a little different could be some diced chicken ( I prefer boneless skinless thigh because it doesnt go dry) tossed in a bit of red hot, sprinkled with blue cheese, and roasted red peppers from a jar. Its a buffalo “wing” pizza.
Or buy some thai peanut sauce and again add some chicken, cheese, chopped green onion when it comes out of the oven.
Post # 9