Cook! (or not)

Menu ideas for a new year’s eve:

Grilled Ham and Cheese sandwiches
Roasted cherry tomatoes
Sauted mushrooms with wilted spinach and garlic
Roasted chicken wings with rosemary and red onions
Chocolate cake

Seared scallops with a parsley sauce
Stone crab with fennel seed and lemon on bruscetta
Braised leeks finished in the oven with heavy cream and fresh thyme
Warm yukon potato salad with lemon and garlic vinaigrette
Endive salad with lardons and mustard vinaigrette
Lemon tart

Pizza rustica (roasted peppers, eggplant, ricotta, parmesan, Fontina, wilted spinach and mushrooms encased in a short pastry)
Huge salad with arugula, white beans, parmesan, toasted pine nuts and shallot
Platter of assorted salami

Tiny meatballs
Marinated shrimp (dijon, lemon zest, olive oil, garlic, fresh thyme, fresh parsley; shove them together 3 on a skewer and broil just til done, flipping once)
Chicken breast (1 inch cube), green olive and onion skewer
Chic pea salad with red onion and garlic
Onion and pancetta frittata (cook the pancetta and onions very slowly together before adding egg); serve in tiny squares
Petit pot au chocolate

I personally am going to get Cuban take out and make a gingerbread with fresh whipped cream for dessert.

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