HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Where has the year gone?
It's amazing when you stop and think about it, how fast times goes.
Looking back over this year, I have so many things to be thankful for.
It has truly been a great year.
I have had the opportunity to travel, make new friends,
and just enjoy time at home with my family.
We have our health and happiness and I can only hope,
that 2011 brings us more of the same.
We are not much for partying when it comes to New Years Eve...
truth be told, Chad & I will likely
be in bed before 10 o'clock tonight.
We usually make some appetizers, have a glass of champagne,
pour the kids some Sprite in a glass and make a toast to our family.
So here is what's on our menu this evening...
CHAMBORD POMEGRANATE SPARKLE
1-1/2 oz Champagne
3/4 oz Chambord
1/2 oz Vodka
1 oz Pomegranate juice
Shake all ingredients except champagne with ice
in a martini shaker and strain into a flute glass.
Top with champagne and enjoy!
And then these little spicy numbers!
One dish...can't beat that for cleanup.
Some celery sticks on the side and we'll be good to go.
In a glass baking dish mix together:
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 Tbsp + 1 tsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
1-1/2 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
1-1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
Add 1-1/2 pounds chicken wings or drumsticks and toss to coat.
Marinate 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.
Preheat oven to 475 °
Bake until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens,
about 30 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through.
Garnish with chopped scallions and
serve with ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.
So wether your plans this evening are simple and at home,
or you get all dressed up and head out to a party,
be safe and have fun.
Wishing you all the very best in 2011.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!