New Years Eve
Whether you’re a strap-on-your-party-shoes New Year’s reveler or tucked-in-bed-by-ten New Year’s dreamer, there’s no doubt that there’s something special in the air on the last night of the year. It’s a time to reflect on a year’s change and a time to plan for the clean slate ahead.
Jessie here, senior nutrition editor at Diabetic Living magazine, a health brand developed by Better Homes and Gardens. This year I’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in a cabin in the woods drinking hot cocoa, cross-country skiing, and leisurely putting puzzles together with my husband and some of our closest friends. It’s exciting to have plans for the big night, but it also has me busy making lists of all the things I’ll need to pack so we have plenty of food and fun for the weekend. That’s where these easy-peasy snack recipes come in handy. They require minimal ingredients and prep, but they’re also special enough for a holiday get-together.
1. Easy Bake
Mix together a container of ricotta, half a package of thawed, drained frozen spinach, olive oil, a sprinkle of sage, a clove of minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Served with toasted baguette slices.
2. No Cook
Wrap pear slices and white cheddar pieces with prosciutto (or use any combo of your favorite cheese and charcuterie).
3. On a Stick
Skewer cooked mini meatballs and cooked tortellini and serve with your favorite homemade or store-bought marinara.
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Grab your cocktail shakers, a few glasses, and a party hat and you’ll be ready to ring in the new year. While champagne may be the classic drink to serve this New Year’s Eve, try mixing up one of these festive and stylish cocktails instead.
1. Apple Cider Punch // 2. Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail // 3. Winter Fruit Sangria // 4. Sweet Cherry Sangria // 5. Ginger-Champagne Punch // 6. Apple Martini // 7. Mojito Sparkler // 8. Sparkling Cranberry Rose // 9. Cranberry Martini recipe
I’ve searched through the BHG archives to find ten delicious and easy cocktail recipes that will gaurentee a happy start to 2013!
Cheers and Happy New Year!
Michael – Inspired by Charm