In my opinion, it is becoming more and more popular to stay home to ring in the New Year! So, here are a few amazing recipe ideas for you and your party guests! Many of these New Year’s Eve dishes can be made ahead, so that you too can enjoy the festivities. Even if you are not hosting a gathering, any of these dishes are perfect for a quiet dinner for you and your significant other. Cheers to the New Year. May you all prosper in every way imaginable! Hope you enjoy my version of a perfect New Year’s Eve Dinner at home!
COCKTAILS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
Sparkling water for me! However, for those of you that enjoy a cocktail or two, you will most definitely want to try one, or both, of my favorite New Year’s Eve libations!
Even though I do not drink alcohol anymore, I love sharing a good cocktail with you. A must for any New Year’s Eve celebration, is champagne. So, why not try a classic, Champagne Cocktail.
I made mine a bit fancy this year and lined the rim with gold sugar! To prepare, line the rim of the champagne glasses with the inside of an orange and roll in sugar (gold sugar if you can find). Place a sugar cube in each glass. Pour on a few dashes of orange bitters. Fill the glass with champagne and garnish with an orange twist. CHEERS!
Yes, I do have a signature cocktail! Believe me, it’s definitely worth a try. Yes, you are not seeing things. Those are olives! Always love a good mixture of sweet and salty.
APPETIZERS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
The following are a few of my favorite New Year’s Eve appetizers. Most are super light, easy to prepare, and can be made ahead of time. For more appetizer recipe ideas, click here!
Albeit old school, a great Shrimp Cocktail is always a DO! A definite crowd pleaser. For ease, I would suggest buying cooked shrimp, stick to nothing over 21-25 per pound. Alternatively, you can purchase raw shrimp and poach in a seafood stock/coconut milk bath.
Serve Shrimp Cocktail with an amazing cocktail sauce and lemon wedges. Of course, do not forget the Old Bay Seasoning.
Oysters Rockefeller , my most sought after recipe! Want to WOW a crowd, add these decadent beauties to your party menu. Excitingly, I had the pleasure of making these at my local Williams-Sonoma. To say the least, they were a BIG hit!
One thing I love about this Oysters Rockefeller recipe is that you can prepare the oysters ahead of time. Place in fridge and bake right before the festivities begin. TIP: You may want to ask your fishmonger to shuck for you!
STEAMED MUSSELS IN A SAMBUCA CREAM SAUCE
Seriously, this may be the best mussel recipes you have ever tasted. Honestly, this mussel dish is super simple to prepare, and the taste…OMG! Unfortunately, mussels should be prepared, just prior to serving. However, this incredible seafood dish will only take a few minutes of your time to create. So, I say go for it!
Cheese Balls are so fun! Today there are so many versions. This is not like the cheese balls from the 70’s! Here’s my take. Hope you enjoy!
As you can tell, I am all about the seafood. Oysters are one of my favorites. Here is a great recipe for Grilled Oysters. I love, love, love a super briny oyster served raw, on the half shell.
One of my favorite oyster varieties are Canadian Beausoleil. They are indeed the “champagne” of oysters. As an additional treat, serve as a shooter!
MAKE YOUR OWN SUSHI
Sushi making is so fun! Even if you do not want to do on NYE, definitely consider having a sushi party in the near future. Shown below, is my signature roll, The Charlotte Fashion Plate Roll! Combine your favorite ingredients and make a version all your own!
Want to know what’s in mine? Just ask!
Stuffed Mushrooms are by far one of my favorite appetizers. I love making them, as much as I love devouring them. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are perfect for your New Year’s Eve dinner at home. Additionally, you can prepare ahead of time, and bake just before your guests arrive!
MAIN COURSE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
Filet Mignon and Lobster Tails for New Year’s Eve Dinner is so simple, yet elegant.
Check out my techniques for preparing the most perfect Broiled Lobster Tails, the most Perfect Steak. In my opinion a seven-ounce steak with a six- to eight-ounce lobster tail, is just filling enough.
As an alternative to lobster tails, pair a gorgeous filet mignon with another favorite of mine, King Crab Legs!
Happy New Year! Hope you enjoy my New Year’s Eve Dinner ideas. May you all enjoy a safe start to the New Year with your Family and Friends! Thanks for a great year and all of your continued support. Love you all!
LET’S GET SOCIAL!
I am more than just recipes. I love fashion and style too! Most importantly, I love my Family (my Hubby and my Fur Babies). My Husband (aka my “Kitchen Bitch”) means the world to me. He’s pretty damn cool too. Not only is he one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, he also has had a lengthy career in professional hockey. Not only winning two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the early ’90’s, but most recently winning the Calder Cup with the Charlotte Checkers, amongst many other accolades. If you live in Charlotte and play hockey, or have a family member who plays, be sure to contact him. He is known as one of the best skate sharpeners in the world!
Our life has changed dramatically in the past few years with the passing of our two goldendoodles, Vegas and Viva. We were lucky enough to have Vegas for five years (totally wish it was longer). Most recently, losing our Viva to a brain tumor in July of 2020. We welcomed our mini goldendoodle 7, almost seven years ago. We just added the amazing Hazel! Of course, I am always posting tons and tons of photos! Be sure to check out my recipe for Pet Bone Broth! This broth is super rich in nutrients and will provide your pet with a multitude of health benefits!
Be sure to follow me on social media! I’m always talking food, fashion, and family! I also love sharing some of my favorite Amazon Finds too. Click here to check out my Amazon page! Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Pinterest!