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new years evening appetizers

Updated on December 22, 2013

New Years Appetizers and Snacks you Have to Try

In our family, next to birthdays, the biggest day of celebration "together" is Christmas Evening on 24th of December, without doubts. Already in the afternoon, all family members are arriving (with their friend, or fiancé, man or husband, and this year with our first grandson Robbe), to celebrate Christmas in our decorated home. Presents are waiting at the bottom of the decorated Christmas tree, to be distributed one by one just before midnight. The whole evening is a long dinner feast, enjoying a well choosen and selected Christmas menu, beginning with starters and appetizers, and ending with a delicious dessert. The main course is already traditional in our home: a meat gourmet with sauces and different salads.

But the "last evening of the year" is different, because all family members have "their" evening somewhere in some restaurant, or some "new year party event". So we just enjoy at home the two of us, more quietly, easily, watching some movie, or music show on television, playing some board game, and waiting to wish eachother a "happy healthy and successful New Year".

This New Year's Evening is the greatest occasion to prepare some selected "snacks" or "appetizers", some special "cocktail" to enjoy, to have some "nibble snacks", so we can close and say goodbye to the ancient year, and to greet the New Year that lies ahead. Of course, at midnight we open and empty a bottle of Cava or Champaign.

In this lens I would like to share a "special cocktail" for this year (from my part), and two "special appetizers" (prepared by my wife). Maybe you can enjoy them too? And maybe they can inspire you too, to try those "New Year Appetizers 2012".


My 2012 New Year's Evening COCKTAIL

To say "goodbye" to the Year 2012

When the evening starts, we will drink this composed cocktail, to say goodbye to the good year 2012, to say THANKS for our health, for all the success, the luck we had, the joy we experienced... There is always a good occasion to enjoy a delicious cocktail, but this Blue Hawaii Cocktail will give us a warm and sunny exotic feeling towards the New Year, coming to us.

New Year 2012 COCKTAIL (Blue Hawaii Cocktail)

* 30 ml Bacardi

* 30 ml Blue Curacao

* 60 ml Pineapple Juice

* 30 ml Lemon Juice

* 30 ml Sugar Syrup

Mix the ingredients with crushed ice in a Highball Glass,garnish with a piece of pineapple,mint leafs,cherry, and serve with some colored straws.

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Two Tastiest Appetizers

Buy some "little" pieces of "crispy toast bread", squared or rounded model. Or just cut a slice of bread in 4 small pieces, and toast them before. Then you can garnish them however you like. Besides regular snacks for the whole evening, as peanuts and chips, my wife will prepare following two tasty covered toasts.

Toast Salmon Tartare

Prepare the "salmon tartare"; cut a salmon fillet in very little pieces, and mix it with olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and salt, and chopped dill. Spread it on your toast breads.

Pizza Toast

Spread a little bit of green pesto on the toasts, garnish them with a half baby tomato, a half mozzarella ball, and add some pizza seasoning. Before serving, put them a short time in the over grill.

Pizza Toast Appetizer

We already tasted the Pizza Toast for Christmas: easy to prepare, but so taste and delicious

Prepare your own Appetizers

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APPETIZER Accessories - Appetizer supplies: plates, spoons, forks, picks, ...

Poll about Appetizers and Snacks

Would you prepare your own aperitif, appetizers for New Year's Evening?

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Christmas Mascarpone Dessert

Christmas or New Year Dessert: cherries - mascarpone - chocolate mousse

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Appetizers Duel Debate

Do you too just love "appetizers" for New Year's Evening?...or...?

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    • poldepc lm profile imageAUTHOR

      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      @cmadden: thanks so much for your visit, and for your nice comment

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      5 years ago

      Appetizers and champagne for New Year's Eve!

    • poldepc lm profile imageAUTHOR

      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: thx for your nice comment

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      5 years ago

      Yummy, yummy. Thanx!

    • poldepc lm profile imageAUTHOR

      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      @CoolFool83: they are delicious...Thx for commenting

    • poldepc lm profile imageAUTHOR

      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      @tfsherman lm: me too, I like appetizers...Thanks for visiting my lens, and for your nice comment

    • CoolFool83 profile image


      5 years ago

      These look so gooood!

    • tfsherman lm profile image

      tfsherman lm 

      5 years ago

      I just love appetizers period. Oh, who am I kidding? I love to eat period.

    • poldepc lm profile imageAUTHOR

      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      @johnsja: so I'm glad my lens was helpful...thx for your nice comment

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      5 years ago

      This will be very useful for me in a few days. Thanks.


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