The two weeks of my yearly Japanese trip felt like barely two days… but going back to the “normal” life took me much longer than usually and the cold, dark winter days really made me feel lazy, sad and not motivated to carry out such activities as imaginative cooking, blogging or even visiting my beloved blogs (I’m so sorry I haven’t said hello for such a long time!). The amount of end-of-the year work didn’t make matters easier… Anyway, now that I have missed a holiday post (I never knew how to do these, anyway…) and my Christmas cooking plans, the least I can do is share with you some festive food ideas for New Year’s Eve (and, in our case, for the several free-from-work days preceding it).
This time, since we don’t have guests and don’t go anywhere (it’s our favourite way to spend New Year’s Eve, anyway), I can prepare literally whatever I like (or rather whatever WE like, but the cook has the last word, doesn’t she?), as long as it means… snacks! Rolls, wraps, spreads and other kinds of fingers food are perfect for the way we love to spend end-of-year holidays, i.e. sipping wine or champagne, reading books, binge-watching new shows…and snacking, of course.
I haven’t decided yet exactly what I’ll cook, I hesitated a lot and finally made this shortlist. Everything I’ve chosen is either easy or/and quick or convenient (i.e. keeps several days in the fridge (or even can be frozen), can be reheated, prepared in advance, etc.). I think all these dishes can be served at a big party and are at the same time perfect for a calm long winter evening on the couch, without any guests. I hope you will find below some useful ideas or inspiration….. Have wonderful holidays and a Happy New Year!
WARM (Everything here keeps well several days in the fridge and can easily be reheated):
AND, FINALLY, THE EASIEST AND QUICKEST SWEETS I CAN IMAGINE….