Christmas is over, but I still have several days of lazy home holidays. I keep on reading for hours in bed, sipping wine and eating the remains of my – as always excessive – food stock. I don’t feel particularly keen on cooking anything new or complicated, especially since I don’t organise any party this year. Nonetheless, for the last night of 2014 I’ll certainly find the courage to prepare several festive treats, as long as they are quick, easy and don’t require much shopping (or, ideally, can be prepared with pantry and/or fridge contents). I suppose some of you feel the same, so I thought I’d share with you a choice of last-minute New Year’s Eve savoury and sweet dishes, which are effortless and quick, but still have a festive touch. Happy New Year, my dear visitors! May all your dreams come true in 2015!
You can start with these buttery cute tidbits:
and carry on with these aromatic olives:
Add vibrant colours to your table with this sunny-looking salad:
If you have already made maki sushi, you know how easy and quick they are.
These “baskets” are perfect containers for Guacamole or Shrimp Salad:
Home-made taramosalata doesn’t even compare to the supermarket-bought one…
If you have never had smoked mackerel, this spread is a good occasion to try it:
Savoury cakes are easy, foolproof and, served cold, they feed crowds for hours:
Surprise your guests with these fabulous tofu snacks:
The quickest and easiest chocolate mousse ever (delicious even without raspberries):
I will never thank enough Katerina (from Culinary Flavours) for this fantastic, incredibly easy chocolate treat I never tire of:
Easiest and most addictive chocolate treat I know (accidentally, it’s quite healthy too…):
and, last but not least, something cute for coconut lovers: