I've never been a big New Years celebrator. I've only "gone BIG" for New Year's Eve one time in my life and it was o.k. That's all, just o.k. Looking at the "Sparkling Dinner Party" above makes me wish I was into the holiday, but what I really like to do on New Years is spend time at home with my family. I just want to make it a special time for us. Making it a special time to look forward in anticipation of the new year while relishing the events of the past year is ideal. Having a quiet, reflecting time to look at picture albums, play dominoes or cards with family, share each others music and dance together wildly, then watch a special movie, cuddle on the couch and wait for midnight (Zzzz...) is my perfect celebration.
I do like to have special treats around for this evening and for New Year's Day. I've picked up some sparkling pink lemonaid at the store, have a great recipe for a Lemon Drop, and I'm really thinking of trying some new muchies like Poppychow and Roasted Chickpeas. However, my greatest thoughts are about a small cake to celebrate the evening.
Poppychow has popcorn, chocolate & PB! Roasted chickpeas are yummy and healthy!
I'm torn between a sparkling white champagne cake or a deep dark chocolate ganache cake. I've decided on gold and silver decorations and streamers but need to settle on the flavor. I will post the results tomorrow, so stay tuned...
What will you be serving for New Year's Eve? Traditional or contemporary? Wild or homey? I would love to hear your ideas for the perfect New Year's Eve celebration.