Not sure how I missed it but it truly seems like 2013 just started. Where has the time gone?! The kids are taller and older, we’re in a new house, the jobs have changed, our hair is grayer (although not mine anymore since my latest trip to the salon). But it seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year.
With three kids (9, 7 and 3) and lots of friends with young kids, New Year’s Eve has become a family affair that ends by 10:30pm. It is our turn to host this year and due to some travel plans, we’re down to 6 adults and 9 kids. No worries, we’ll have plenty of food and fun to keep us going. And since I’m big on planning ahead, it’s 9:30 the night before and almost everything is done. Here’s our simple dinner party menu:
- Buffalo Cauliflower
- Baked Green Bean Fries with Sriracha/Lime Mayo
- Krap Dip
- Carrots, Peppers, Celery, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes with Dips
- Make-your-own pizzas for the kiddos
- Salmon Nicoise Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs, Green Beans, Tomatoes and Potatoes
- Italian Wonderpot
- Ice Cream Sundaes
- Fresh Fruit
The plan is to have enough food that we will be eating leftovers for several days. While the kids might be off from school, the adults are still working and I’m not in a huge cooking mood these days; maybe it’s all the snow on the ground.
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!