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Dec 30, 2010 05:07 PM

If you were alone on New Years: what would you treat yourself to?

I recently moved to a new area.. with no friends or family nearby... therefore, I get whatever I want (no matter how ridiculous) for dinner on New Years since I will be dining/cooking alone.

Suggestions?! What would you cook/bake/purchase if you were celebrating the New Year by yourself?

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  1. I have spent New Years alone several times and I didn't have the resources to get anything nice, but if I did I would get a lobster, a fat ribeye, a tub of ice cream, and a 6-pack of some good beer.

    4 Replies
    1. re: dowlf

      I second that! Except I would go for a nice wine instead of beer.

      1. re: TheHuntress

        I'll third the first, second the second......

        and add a good bottle of Vodka, Scotch, Bourbon or Whiskey.

        1. re: fourunder

          Ardbeg Supernova....... and a good book.

      2. re: dowlf

        Yes, yes , yes! Lobster dinner and a good white wine followed by cremé brulé or chocolate mousse cake, a dram or 2 of Annisette or Calvados and an early good night's sleep.

      3. I would make a nice little picnic to pick at for hours while watching festivities on TV.
        Great bread
        Truffle butter (room temp)
        Splurge on a little caviar, I like the small black paddlefish. Eat it with a spoon!

        Best charcuterie I could afford
        Blue cheese and a soft goat cheese
        Pecans and dried cherries

        and if I felt like cooking I'd make a Pissaladière. If you haven't tried this before it's simple to put together, but really depends on the best anchovy in olive oil and the best olives. I use a puff pastry, not pie dough or pizza dough which could also be used. Even if you think you don't like anchovy this will convert you.

        Here's the recipe I use

        1. One New Year's Eve when I had a cold and didn't want to go out, I made a really ridiculous amount of shrimp cocktail and ate it all.

          1. oysters and champagne
            a nice steak or lobster

            1. We are almost always alone on NYE, by choice. DH is always glued to the football games, but we have a special dinner, and snacks. Tonight it will be salmon sashimi, a humus dip I made, salad with homemade roquefort dressing, our favorite liquids, and maybe some sweedish meatballs @ midnight.
              Hitting the road to get the salmon, and remember AA calls tonight Amateur Night!!
              Everyone have a safe and happy NYE and a prosperous healthy 2011.