Entertaining is my favorite thing.
Okay I lied. I think entertaining would be my favorite thing.
I can’t wait to have a house someday and have all my friends over for fun dinners and parties. Hosting a New Years Eve party would be a dream! Would you all come to my party?! That would be lovely.
So, until that day when I have a house and a dog and a dishwasher of my very own, I’ll settle for writing menus and taking joy in other people’s parties. I figure it’s good practice. I’m like an entertainer in training or something.
But if I WERE to be having a New Years Eve party, which I am clearly not since I’ll be celebrating in my favorite city with my favorite friends, this is what I would make.
I’ve obviously put a lot of thought into my hypothetical party…but that’s normal, right?
I’d probably kick things off with these blackberry margaritas. It’s my friend Morgan’s recipe and sometimes I dream about them at night when I sip my mint tea with Dexter. I don’t drink a lot, so when I do I want my drink to sorta be the best ever…and these are.
Mom made these spicy buffalo chicken wontons just the other night and I died. But then I came back to life and scribbled down the recipe for this very serious hypothetical dinner party. They’d be perfect for a crowd!
To go along with the wontons, I would totally whip up a batch of these simple turkey meatballs. Meatballs scream 1977 and I love that about them. I might even poke toothpicks in them if I’m feeling frisky!
I keep going back and forth between this barbecue pulled chicken and my favorite shrimp scampi. Technically I guess this chicken would be better for a crowd, but shrimp scampi (with lots of garlic and butter!) will always have my heart.
This quick & spicy jambalaya would definitely be on the side….mainly because it’s delicious, but also because it’s super easy to make in bulk!
Desserts! My favorite part. Oh Baby Bars for sure. These taste just like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups in the worst way possible.
And of course, these triple layer mint s’more brownies would also make a not so candid appearance…
As would these mini flourless chocolate cakes with buttercream frosting.
With some meringue kisses thrown in at the end for a healthy option. If you’re looking for apple slices though, you’ve come to the wrong house.
So that’s that! Are you entertaining this New Years? What’s on your table?