Happy New Year!

This year, we wanted to get festive by hosting a New Year’s Eve party Great Gatsby style.  To celebrate a very exciting 2013 and a highly anticipated 2014, we ate and sipped the flavors of 1920.

I decorated a small folding table with feathers, long strings of pearls, faux diamonds, and New Year’s Eve paraphernalia.


oh.. and can’t forget the boa string!

For cocktails, we sipped the following cocktails:

  • Old Fashioneds
  • Dirty Martinis
  • Mint Juleps
  • Champagne cocktail with a splash of St. Germain and a frozen blackberry

For appetizers:

  • Smoked Salmon Crostini with Lemon and Dill
  • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
  • Olives
  • Antipasto Platter
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

For dinner, I served:


Smoked Salmon Crostini with Lemon & Dill


These made for a great app


Pommery Chicken Salad on Croissants


Pommery Chicken Salad


  • 2 pounds chicken
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup creamy Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup coarse gain mustard
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 10 mini croissants


Cook the chicken in a bit of olive oil, salt, & pepper.  Let cool and dice into cubes.  Mix together the rest of the ingredients and cover the cubed chicken.  Let sit in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or so.

To serve, stuff the mini croissants with the chicken salad to make little sandwiches.

Happy New Year!