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?
I would make a nice little picnic to pick at for hours while watching festivities on TV.
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 http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php...
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.
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.