What better way to celebrate the new year than feasting on lots and lots of food! My boyfriend and I rung in 2010 with friends, fun and of course all we could eat good food. Cheers to resolutions!
We started out nibbling on a few kalamata olives and cornichons.
And let’s not forget about that homemade “pimenta” cheese with whole wheat crackers. Creamy and spicey and good enough to make a hater of pimento cheese (that’s me) change her mind!
We piled on a smorgasbord of blackeyed peas with chilis, squash casserole, collards (cooked with raisins, pine nuts and garlic), fresh corn, black rice, fried catfish, and homemade sauerkraut. It was quite a feast! I def didn’t need to go back for seconds.
For dessert, we shared blood orange slices and a few assorted chocolates. Simple and sweet.
Then, it was time for the real fun!
After a few too many glasses of champagne and several rounds of Jenga, I moved on to these babies.
These parmesean crisps (compliments of my friend Bex) were one of the food highlights of the night. I seriously ate like 45 and my boyfriend kept hiding them from me so I wouldn’t eat them all! Total fail, but whatever, it was worth it. Will post the recipe soon!
Happy New Year!
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