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Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:43 PM

What's for Dinner, Fri., New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2021

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Seafood plate with crackers. Smoked salmon, cream cheese. Whitefish salad. Herring with onions. Cold shrimp with cocktail sauce. Toppings are pickled red onion, capers, sundried tomatoes. Chopped dill, fresh from my garden.

Tossed green salad with red tip lettuce, arugula, and chopped vegetables--red and yellow peppers, red onion, sliced tomato, cucumber. The dressing for this is avocado-cilantro. I'm putting fresh avocado in, too.

Flatbread pizza: caramelized onion, wild mushrooms.

To drink: My brother drinks Bai, some coconut drink, and I am having kombucha.

My brother, who lives halfway across the country, and I are having a Netflix Teleparty. Due to the numerous comments I've seen at DU, we are going to watch "Don't Look Up."

Happy New Year, everyone!

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Reply What's for Dinner, Fri., New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2021 (Original post)
NJCher Dec 2021 OP
Mr.Bill Dec 2021 #1
LenaBaby61 Dec 2021 #2
bucolic_frolic Dec 2021 #3
spinbaby Dec 2021 #4
SheltieLover Dec 2021 #5
MontanaMama Dec 2021 #6
mike_c Dec 2021 #7
Marthe48 Dec 2021 #8
MissMillie Dec 2021 #9
PJMcK Dec 2021 #10
PJMcK Dec 2021 #11
MissMillie Jan 2022 #12
PJMcK Jan 2022 #13

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:54 PM

1. Spaghetti, caesar salad and chocolate pudding pie for desert.

My wife's sister is having her 70th birthday today and that's been her favorite meal since they were little girls. So whenever possible, we do that for New Year's Eve.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:56 PM

2. SAME to you as well NJCher....



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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:57 PM

3. Turkey sausage sandwich on a WW roll

Sweet potatoes and the usual mix of cooked greens. Pecan pie for dessert. I stopped to buy some alcohol today. I couldn't decide on liquor, or wine, or beer. So I bought nothing and have about 5 ounces of vodka on the shelf. 1 ounce is enough for me.

Hope there's no fatalities from firing Christmas toys into the air to celebrate New Years. These people could start a foundational investment program for all the money they spend on bullets. You want power? Gimme green over lead any day.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:24 PM

4. Chili



I was going to make chicken wings, but apparently thereís some kind of chicken-wing shortage.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:39 PM

5. Spaghetti & spinach salad

Happy New ,Year, All!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:51 PM

6. It's just my 16 year old son, husband and me tonight.

For an appetizer, Iím making a small cheese plate with sliced apples, crackers, oysters and scallops that I smoked on the Traeger. For dinner Iím making baked king crab legs, a big tossed salad and sourdough bread. Iíll open a bottle of bubbly because why not?

I thought Donít Look Up was very well done. It was like the last 5 years condensed into a movie. We are all Kate.

Happy New Year!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:18 PM

7. beef stew and buttered egg noodles

And coffee! I just bought myself a new stainless steel Bialetti moka pot. I do love STRONG coffee!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:27 PM

8. I made some scampi

and some sauerkraut balls with sweet spicy mustard for dipping.

Just snacking on fun food tonight

Happy New Year!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:53 PM

9. Chinese take-out

It won't be ready for another hour. ugh. I did tell Al two days ago that if we wanted to eat at 7:00 or 7:30, that we would need to order an hour or two in advance.... I think maybe I won't say "I told you so."

Um... egg rolls, crab rangoon, Veg Lo Mien and "Delight of Three"


I baked some oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:26 PM

10. A classic!

I hope the food was worth the wait!

Happy new year, MissMillie!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:32 PM

11. A feast!

We started with an appetizer of raw oysters with lemon, cocktail sauce and crackers. A flute of champagne was the perfect accompaniment

A bit later, our dinner was a surf Ďní turf: Beef filets, a shared steamed lobster tail, linguini with a basil and tomato sauce and a Boston Bibb salad.

For dessert weíll have chocolates and maybe a little more champagne.

Happy new year to all who cook and all who eat!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 12:23 PM

12. Can I spend next New Year's Eve w/ you?

Seriously... that's a menu


(confession: I've never had a raw oyster and champagne gives me a headache)

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:20 PM

13. Occasionally, we over-indulge

2021 was such a disappointing year in so many ways, we decided to celebrate anyway. My mother in law has a beach house on the Outer Banks and weíve ďisolatedĒ here for the week.

You and your husband are invited for next New Yearís Eve. Letís figure out where we are then.

Peace and best wishes to you both.

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