If you’re going to be hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner party, you will want to ensure that guests not only enjoy the foods being served; you will want them to remember the occasion for a long time to come. Below are some ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.
#1 - A Classic Pot Roast
A traditional celebration deserves to be accompanied by a traditional dish like pot roast. Although beef is most commonly used for this dish, it can be substituted with pork or even lamb if you want to be really fancy. Between 5 and 5 lbs. of meat can feed around 8 to 9 adults and a minimum of 4 to 4.5 hours is needed for thorough cooking.
#2 - Filet Mignon
Who doesn’t enjoy a tender piece of steak - especially when it can be served with accompaniments like wild mushrooms and a mustard sauce (or any other creamy sauce of your choice)? Prep time for this is approximately 25 to 30 minutes from start to finish.
#3 - Four Cheese Margherita Pizza
If you’re looking for something a little more informal than a traditional sit-down meal, a 4 cheese Margherita pizza could be it. With the total prep time being approximately 40 minutes, it will allow you to spend time mingling among your gusts instead of slaving away in the kitchen. Cheeses that can be used include parmesan, mozzarella, feta and fontina - but you can get creative and use any cheeses you like.
#4 - Sherry Shrimp with Garlic
This is another quick and easy option for a casual get together. 1 lb. of shrimp will provide approximately 4 servings and the dry sherry can be substituted with lemon juice if you prefer to not use alcohol.