"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
Head Chef
joesfolk's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,737
Special dinner...when?

Just wondering if you folks do a special meal on New Year's Eve or on New Years Day? I'm thinking I'll do a surf and turf tonight. But can't decide if I want to do that or save it for tomorrow.


Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refridgerator.
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 43,698
New Years Eve 'dinner' is different for us. We do appetizers and champagne. Nothing special for New Years Day. Just dinner.

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
Head Chef
joesfolk's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,737
Hmmm..I kind of like that idea. Maybe canapes tonight and a nice dinner tomorrow.
Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refridgerator.
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 01:36 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
pacanis's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
I make a big dinner whenever the mood hits me. It doesn't matter if it's a holiday or not. Being single I can do that. But I try to be in one of those moods the Eve rather than NY Day.
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
Sous Chef
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: California's Big Valley
Posts: 814
Our usually dinner reservation time on New Year's eve is 5 p.m. at some place not far from home. That gets us home before the drunks and fog roll in.
Oldvine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 10,743
It's been traditional in our family to have pork on New Year's day. I was going to make breaded pork chops but need to use up all the foods I've shoved into our daughter's fridge. Looks like tomorrow's pork will be the leftover ham when I make my Mom's Ham and Bean soup.
"Eating ruins your appetite"~Mom

"If you don't use your head, you gotta use your feet."~~~more Mom
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 06:17 PM   #7
Master Chef
Aunt Bea's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,295
Tonight I will make a small pizza and have some other odds and ends. Tomorrow the plan is stuffed shells, a salad and a small garlic pizza to use up the dough I made for tonight's pizza.

Not a cookie in the house, not even a crumb!

The 3rd starts my standard routine of salad and meat or meat and salad, the eating season draws to a close, very sad!
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 10:59 PM   #8
Ogress Supreme
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,134
New Year's Day is Black-eyed Peas, kale and Ham.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 05:53 AM   #9
Executive Chef
Whiskadoodle's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Twin Cities Mn
Posts: 3,497
This is the first year in approx. 40 years we are not having a New Year's Day open house for friends/ family. During some peak years, esp when Jr was a teenager and he invited friends, we would make a whole turkey and ham the day before to carve up for sandwiches, plus the dining room table and buffet would be over-loaded with dishes we spent the week preparing between Christmas and New Years. Some people brought dishes too. Surprisingly very few leftovers.

This year we decided not to do this as we just hosted Thanksgiving and the in town and out of town cousins had get togethers up to the weekend.

We are making a pot of sloppy joes kept warm in a crockt pot and chips, crackers cheese veggie stix and dips. There's almost a whole can of pineapple rings open and left from last night. I'm going to ask if Dx will throw together an upside down cake after she's had a 2nd cup of coffee. We are pretty sure there will be a couple friends just drop by, more to watch college bowl games than party.
Whiskadoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 02:24 PM   #10
Executive Chef
RPCookin's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Logan County, Colorado
Posts: 2,658
Nothing special. I'm just getting ready to make the buns for the sloppy Joes I'm doing tonight. Pretty ordinary, but we like it.

RPCookin is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.