It’s time to stop for a moment, reflect on the past year, and make resolutions for the New Year to come. That’s what we’re doing today for #SundaySupper. Today’s theme, Reflections and Resolutions, is hosted by Constance of The Foodie Army Wife.
2013 has been a whirlwind. So much has happened, and I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. I learned so much more about cooking than ever before, had my first relationship, moved, grew the blog tremendously, fell back in love with yoga, met lots of new and interesting people; there were family blessings, as well as tragedies, that brought us together; there were trips to Las Vegas, Key West and many short Jersey visits; there were more food and wine events than I can count on one hand.
The #SundaySupper team knows just how precious life can be, and right now is the time for us to take a look back on this past year and be thankful for everything — and get excited about what’s ahead. Let’s all bid farewell to 2013, and welcome 2014!
What’s the one thing you need when you ring in the New Year? A cocktail, of course! A New Year’s Day brunch cocktail is a must. But I’m not talking about the same old boring Mimosa you have at every other brunch throughout the year. The first cocktail of 2014 needs to more unique than just some OJ and Prosecco. It needs to be something special, with a little bit of spunk. Freshly squeezed blood orange juice and my favorite sparkling white wine: Moscato d’Asti. Two ingredients are all you need for this crafty cocktail. No artificial, sugary juices are used, so all you taste is refreshing citrus and sweet bubbly wine. Not only is it pretty pleasing to your palate, but the gorgeous red-orange color is very eye-catching. This is the perfect drink to start off the New Year. Cheers!!
Celebrate the New Year with me and all of my #SundaySupper friends! We’ve got everything from breakfast to appetizers to drinks. Most of these would be perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebrations, whether you’re staying home for a quiet night in, going out to a party and need a dish to bring along, or hosting your own soiree.
Blood Orange Mimosa
Per glass:juice of 2 blood oranges
½ cup Moscato di Asti
Join us this weekend for Reflections and Resolutions!
- Snowman Eggnog Pancakes from Shockingly Delicious
- Baked Oatmeal from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
- Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding from girlichef
Appetizers & Snacks
- Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Moroccan Cigars from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Baked Camembert with Caramel and Pecans from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pancetta & Goat Cheese Crostinis from Country Girl in the Village
- New Year’s Brezel from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Sweet and Savory Mixed Nuts from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Glazed Snickerdoodle Bars with Walnuts from Pies and Plots
- Champagne Shrimp and Pasta from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Main Dishes & Sides
- Minestrone Any Way from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Pecan-Crusted Rainbow Trout from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Mushroom Risotto from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Zapiekanka (Polish ‘pizza’) from Curious Cuisiniere
- Hoppin’ John for Good Luck from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Italian Vegetable Soup from The Foodie Army Wife
- Chicken stuffed with Mozzarella and Prosciutto from Family Foodie
- Black-Eye Pea and Greens Casserole and Wine Pairings from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Desserts & Drinks
- Candied Bacon Bourbon Bloody Mary from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Peanut & Pretzel Bark from Killer Bunnies, Inc.
- Cherry Almond Blondies from Mess Makes Food
- Apricot Fizz from Magnolia Days
- Celebration Mimosas from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Dark Chocolate Cake Doughnuts from What Smells So Good?
- Gluten Free Cronuts from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Spiced Cranberry Apple Crisp from Neighborfood
- Blood Orange Mimosas from Take A Bite Out of Boca
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