With Craft and Hobby Association Mega Show wrap-ups complete, I can share some of the other creative things that have been going on in the deRosier house, like our New Year's Eve dinner. We host Trevor's godparents and their families for New Year's Eve dinner each year and I have great fun picking a wacky theme for the meal. On 12/31/12, I served only foods with the word "new" in them. On 12/31/13, I was inspired by Iron Chef to do 'Battle Potato.' On 12/31/14, I made a multi-course meal with oranges in every dish. I love the challenge of coming up with the menu and executing it.
Everything I served (and I do mean EVERYTHING) started with C. Our appetizers included crudités (carrots and cucumbers) and corn chips, with Creamy Chickpeas and Chive Cream Cheese dips.
For dinner, I made cornflake-crusted chicken, candied carrots, cornbread, and cranberry chutney. We drank Cran-Cherry (for the kids) and Chardonnay or Cabernet (for the adults).
For dessert, I served cherry clafoutis. I also put out various chocolates. Then I prepared Coke and Cream (a few tablespoons of heavy cream in a glass, then pour Coke over it - delicious!)
I'd planned cheese (cotijo, cheddar, colby and chèvre) and crackers for a late night snack, but everyone was stuffed. I also had Champagne and cranberry cider available for midnight toasts.
It was a lot of fun. I'm going to have to repeat this challenge with another letter. C was very easy; I wonder how some of the other letters would be...