Saturday, December 29, 2012

What are you doing New Year's Eve?



It must have been some party!  I love the look on the man of the house's face as he contemplates doing the dishes at a quarter to three....

The good people at Whole Foods invited me to sample their new Whole Foods Market™ line  of appetizers, entrees and desserts.   So my family sat down the other night for a pre NYE taste off of some of their new products.     Compared to similar offerings at Whole Foods, their house brand was well priced.  Also, they have no artificial flavors, bleached flours, hydrogenated fats or high-fructose corn syrup in these new products.   Our favorites were their "6 Ingredient" Ice Cream - which is a lot like the Haagen Dazs but cheaper and their Wood Fired Stracchino Cheese with Arugula pizza.    They'd like readers of my blog to try them out, too, so drop a comment below letting me know what your food plans are for New Year's Eve, and a winner of a $25 Whole Foods Gift Card will be selected at random.   All comments must be received by midnight, December 31, 2012 for the drawing.

Happy New Year!

10 comments:

woosters said...

Iin adiition to a bunch of other appetizers the main food I make and serve each NYE is a big crockpot of white chicken chili

Terri Sue said...

We always have the same thing. The tradition started when our now adult children were little. My husband and I have been vegetarians for 32 years, and so raised our children as vegetarians also. We do eat dairy but not in huge amounts, and always as an ingredient. New Years Eve we would, and still do, go extravagant and have cheese and crackers. I will pick the cheese with care. I will make some of the crackers and buy some special ones. We will have nice crisp raw veggies. It is just such an extravagance for us that it is looked forward to with anticipation. We love Whole Foods! Thank you for the chance.

Edie's Kindergarteners said...

We've been whooping it up with the same friends on New Years for over 20 years now. This year I'm serving three soups - an Indian potato and lentil soup, chicken corn chowder and a root veggie puree starring mostly carrots and parsnips with lots of ginger. Our figgy pudding maker just had a pacemaker installed so we are still figuring out dessert. Everyone else brings appetizers - always chicken wings and then a bunch of others to meet the needs of our veggie and vegan friends. A good time is had by all but we are usually done with the first round of dishes ways before 3!

Julie L. said...

If everyone in my family gets over their illnesses, we will have friends over for raclette - wonderful melted cheese, with bread, ham, potatoes, cornichons and salad.

Everyday Foodie said...

We get together with our good friends to celebrate every year. We usually keep it pretty simple so I'm making a butternut squash and apple galette to share.

Tracy Wood said...

I love this picture!! Where did you find it? I would kill for her green shoes, ha ha!

apple said...

We are lacto-vegetarians. We eat 100% organic, but are very careful about what organic products we will actually eat. We shop almost exclusively at Whole Foods Market. We have a very nice new store that we visit a few times per week.

We like to cook and because of our self imposed diet restrictions, we cook from scratch. On New Year's Eve we will have one of our new favorites, something my husband created. We use pieces of homemade organic whole wheat bread, place several rings of onions on top. Then add salt, pepper, garlic and dried basil. Then completely cover the bread with slices of Whole Foods 365 brand smoked Gouda cheese. Broil in oven til melted. Delicious!

Unknown said...

We usually have a simple "just us" evening at home. More often than not, it involves cheese. For the last couple years it's been baked brie. This year's choice was a brie from Whole Foods (that Holiday Brie they've had on display for weeks). We doused it with maple syrup and sprinkled some pecans on top, threw it in the oven, and then ate it up with tortilla chips.
On a side note. Thank you for the Woodchick BBQ sauce for canning recipe! It was an integral part of my gifts this year!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations Julie L! You are the winner of the gift card. Please email me at momskitchen at comcast dot net so I can make arrangements to send it to you. If I don't hear from you by this Friday, I will randomly select another winner.

Tricia said...

I'd like to think they are doing the dishes at 3 PM, after sleeping off the party...

Missed the drawing, but thought I'd comment anyway! We've never had much of a New Year's Eve tradition in our family. I wanted to have a party this year, but was concerned that the people we would invite would already have other plans, so we had a mid-afternoon party instead. We dusted off the chocolate fountain my husband got in a white elephant gift exchange a few years ago. It was fun! We might make this a tradition.