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Jan 1, 2014 11:13 PM

Whether out or in, what did you eat on New Years Eve?

We had apps and dessert.. deviled eggs, 4 cheese pizza with ricotta, shitake garlic chive noodles (sub roasted eggplant for shitakes). vegetarian fried chicken strips with garlic aioli and mashed instead of fries, dessert trio of crème brulee on chocolate base with carmelized bananas, chocolate soufflé cake with vanilla ice cream, peach apple crumble (velvety and buttery) with caramel ice cream, All for less than $35 for two with more than we could finish (a couple items half price for happy hour), in a nice dark, LED candle lit booth and a visit from the manager to say happy new year.. All delicious and all at the Yardhouse in Lynnfield! Our car was acting up so we had to find something not too far or too late and were very pleasantly surprised that we ending up really enjoying it.. I just felt bad when I found out my mom and her friends that had ordered Chinese delivery at 4 pm so it would have plenty of time to get there, never got their food and ended up having orange jello and canned minestrone at 9 pm!

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  1. we had homemade clam chowder, biscuits from scratch, salad (spinach, sweet onion, baby tomato, toasted pecan, shaved parm, pomegranate dressing), and steamed lobster with drawn butter.

    edit: oops, noticed this was on the boston board, not general topics! my bad!

    1. Terrible about your mom!

      We had Dulock sausage (Toulouse and Russian), mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries and a Boston Bibb salad with watermelon radish, heirloom carrot, pomegranate seeds and blue cheese, London Fogs while we watched a couple of movies on the couch.

      1. We had 20 or so people here. I made a choucroute and a braised vegetable dish in red wine à la Deborah Madison, mashed and roasted potatoes, lentils, rice pudding for dessert. Guests brought salads,breads, apps and more desserts. We ended up with a lot of cannoli left over. Lots of food, good conversations, general silliness and good friends, What else does one need for a good start to 2014?

        1. Entertained at home. Made borscht, pierogi, gołąbki, and kielbasa in a sauce.

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                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  I was actually planning on doing bigos for the holidays until I pulled out a few recipes, then put them back and settled for extra golabki.

                1. re: Bob Dobalina

                  Nope, though I've long been a fan of the cuisine, love Cafe Polonia, got the kielbasa at Baltic Deli. That was just a random idea that Mrs. MC came up with. She tends to be anti-Polish-cuisine in warmer months, so I jumped at the chance. Perfect for the evening.


              1. Taco bar with the highlight filling being pulled pork from Moody Deli in Waltham, followed by Cards Against Humanity and Cabin in the Woods movie. A fun time!

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                1. re: Duster17

                  Ooh, I forgot that Moody's has cryovaced pulled pork. I haven't been for a few weeks and need to get back really soon. Since you said it was the highlight, I'm assuming you thought it was good?

                  I've really enjoyed just about everything I've gotten from there. If you have time, you may want to post it on the Moody's thread. I've been remiss in not reporting what I've liked but will do so after my next trip.

                  1. re: bear

                    Yes, everyone loved the pulled pork, myself included, and I am not a big fan in general. You are right I should be posting on the main Moody's posting as well, but we have liked the bacon (their house brand, not the other one they sometimes have), bologna, and sausage (can't remember which one at the moment). It's really a mixed blessing having this place in the town where we live -- way too easy to eat too much bacon.