The best way to celebrate on New Years Eve is in your pajamas- and by that I don’t mean lounging on the couch watching Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve. I mean, in your pajama’s surrounded by family, friends, good food, and good drinks! That is exactly how I rang in 2012. Jimmy and I hosted a house party to which everyone wore their PJ’s and slippers. It was complete with champagne, drinking games, gunfire as the clock struck 12, and even a
friendly late-night game of Pictionary. We all had a blast!! And, just because the dress code was downgraded doesn’t mean the food was…. On the menu was Sushi, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Filet Mignon Baguettes, Scallop Ceviche, Antipasto, Mini Quiches, Prosciutto Lollipops, and Brie with a Caramel Cranberry and Walnut Topping. Also, I baked up some party favors for my guests to take home (for their pups)…. Banana Peanut Butter Biscotti. Happy New Year!!
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
In a saucepan, over med/low heat, combine butter and brown sugar. Stir frequently til melted together and sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and walnuts. Remove from heat and let mixture cool slightly. Pour overtop of brie wedge. Serve with crackers.