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If it's not too early - what are you making/eating for New Year's?

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I'm doing the full monty this year: toshi-koshi soba on NYE, o-zoni and osechi-ryori on the first. What are your holiday food traditions?

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  1. i am going home to visit my parents for the holidays. I am also staying home because I am too lazy :/

    I think this year I really want korean style sashimi with gochujang based dipping sauce or wasabi eaten with korean sesame leaves (or shiso). This is best served with soju and then when we are done with the sashimi, my mom makes an excellent spicy fish soup with the fish bones and left over meat.

    Kimchi bosam would be great as well. I am not that into the traditional rice cake soup. I like it better for lunch then for dinner. Plus I would like to eat something light with all the alcohol I will be drinking (:

    1. last year I made a three course dinner for DH and self. This year I may do same-

      polenta and red eye grayvy amuse

      pan grilled baby lambchop with baby arugula

      vegetable terrine

      cornish hen with fruit dressing

      vanilla ice cream with candied orange peel, orange zest and baerenjaeger liquer

      1. We have an open house on the first, in the afternoon, and I have a big buffet spread. I will have bruschetta, little garlic toasts with a white bean and garlic dip topped with parsley oil and fennel seeds, stuffed mushrooms, and an antipasto platter, with a beef tenderloin sliced thin, a spiral baked ham, biscuits for sandwiches, many sauces, and some salads and relishes and so on and so on. Dessert will be assorted cookies, fudge, truffles. Coffee, prosecco, wine, beer, eggnog.

        1. I'm going to go to a shape-note singing and potluck in Omaha (2 hours away). No doubt there will be an abundance of good stuff there. I might make a batch of my grandma's Dilly Bread to take over.

          1. We are also having an open house. We are serving lots of good solid food to fill any void that might be hanging over from the night before. Sliced tenderloin with horseradish/creme fraiche, Copper River smoked salmon, beer garden smoked salmon jerky from Sea Bear, pulled pork, coleslaw, finger sandwich rolls, hot crab dip, white bean hummus with baked wontons, cheeses from local purveyors, and mounds of chocolate and oatmeal raisen cookies.

            1. We're having a dinner party for 7-10. Food (90% sure, slightly willing to be flexible) will be:

              sliced flank steak smothered with onions and bell peppers in a mustard sauce

              giant asparagus, steamed and served with egg vinaigrette

              foie gras terrine, or chicken liver pate if I can't find foie gras (with fig balsamic confit and bread)

              oysters on the half shell

              crabcake stuffed puff pastry

              bacon potato gratin

              chocolate cake or some kind of custard/chocolate layer cake

              egg nog ice cream

              and LOTS of champagne!

              1. My husband is from New Orleans and my mom's family is from Georgia so we always have black-eyed peas with ham and greens on New Year's Day. Our luck might run out if we didn't. On a side note, I demand caviar on New Year's Eve because it's the only night I feel entitled to cram in at least an ounce for myself. How else could I ring in the new year?

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                1. re: srr

                  My family is from the south too so I will be having black eyed peas, greens, and some form of pork. Maybe a pork roast.

                2. New Year's Eve we will probably be having steamed lobster and oysters on the half-shell, assuming we find some good ones when we go shopping. New Year's Day I'm thinking of paella, but that's up in the air right now.