Friday, December 31, 2010



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...


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.



Angela said...

Happy New Year to you!!

Since Aubrey is a musician, most of our New Year celebrations have been spent with him on a stage somewhere. This year he is playing a solo gig at an Italian restaurant so I will probably go for a bit and have dinner but not sure if I will make it to midnight.

Marisa Hopkins said...

Happy New Year!! That Cham sparkler sounds DELICIOUS!! And hahaa, we'll be in bed by 10, also. And if we do manage to stay up, we'll probably forget to count down :)

Tara said...

Quiet evening here too. Happy New Years, Meeling! Best wishes for 2011. Can't wait to see what you cook up in your kitchen in the year to come. Oh, could you have one of these sparkling drinks for me,please!:)

Sarah B. said...

Your menu looks delicious! We'll be in bed early so we can catch a flight back to Texas tomorrow (Boo!). Happy New Year!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Yummy!!! happy new year!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Sounds like the perfect way to ring in the new year!! All the best to you for 2011! xo

gretchenmist said...

oh yum! will have to try that drink.
happy new year :)

T @ Poppy Place said...


I hope your 2011 is as great as your 2010 :)

Have a wonderful first day of the New Year :) T.

Almost Precious said...

Staying up until midnight isn't all that it's cracked up to be. :)
Sounds like your plans for New Year's Eve were ideal, simple with family and lots of love.

I really must try that Champagne cocktail as it sounds fantastic.

Wishing you a truly blessed 2011, good health, much happiness and may your dreams come true.

Happy Frog and I said...

The Champagne cocktail drink looks and sounds amazing. Once I have given my body a few weeks to detox I think I will be giving that a try. Hope you have a very happy new year! :-)

herzensart said...

happy new year to you! I mananged to stay up until midnight, but 15 minutes later I lapsed into a coma ;) Nice recipes! Thank you for sharing.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh god these look delicious!!!


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