Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years Eve!

So, I have two recipes in the works for first recipe posts, but thought I would share our new years eve with you. Traditionally we have a two course meal of cheese fondue and empanadas followed by chocolate fondue. The cheese for the monkey this year was made with Daiya shreds, Mimic Creme and almond milk. He quite enjoyed it with his turkey sausages! I did not get photos unfortunately. I did get them of the dessert course! We ended our evening playing a round of Scooby Doo Monopoly. I love this night for its food and family traditions.

The monkey's plate included Coconut Apple Cake and GF Peanut Butter Cookies made by Auma

Yeah, he loved it! :)

What is your family tradition for New Year's Eve?


  1. i love the idea of a fondue truth we have a fondue pot but have never thought to use it with the kids! what a great idea, Brooke!

    and please do post the empanadas recipe, as i'm not entirely sure what they are but they sound good. i need new ideas.

    we don't really have NYE traditions...the past two years my mom has taken the kids to her house so we've all had icecream over there while wearing funny hats before Dave & i went out. but i think more full-blown traditions would be nice. time to start some.

  2. Empanadas are like the Mexican version of pot stickers/fried dumplings. We buy wonton wrappers for the shell. Boil chicken breast-cool & shred. Add jarred salsa to taste. Put a teaspoon in each wrapper, wet edge and seal. Fry in oil until crispy on each side. :)

    My grandparents, aunts, uncles, and parents used to go Blue Chip bowling on NYE after our meal. I remember many board games with my cousins.