Sparkling New Year's Party
Welcome friends with a Red Rooster―the toasting beverage of the day. Steer them toward the awesome Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches, our Fruity Salad With Sugared Almonds and Sweet-Hot Vinaigrette, and a comfy seat to catch glimpses of the bowl games on your big screen. Near party’s end, forget the diet plans, and indulge in Dressed-Up Cheesecake Bars. Cheers to this stylish party and a great year to come.
Get ahead of holiday parties. Plan to stash a few batches of these casual, three-bite sandwiches in your freezer.
When preparing Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches, don’t separate the tray of rolls into individual buns when cutting in half. Once cut, place top and bottom pieces side by side, cut sides up, on a long sheet of aluminum foil on a jelly-roll pan. Use the foil to lift the top of buns over the beef and cheese on the bottom buns. Fold foil edges to seal.
Set up a serving area for the shrimp and sauces on your kitchen island or breakfast table, and let everyone help themselves. To shortcut prep, ask your seafood monger to steam shrimp for you. Try them with Tangy Garlic Tartar Sauce, Rémoulade Sauce, or Spicy Cocktail Sauce.
- Recipe: Peel-and-Eat Shrimp
Here's to good luck for the year! For a more casual presentation, place black-eyed pea mixture in a bowl, garnish with sour cream, and serve with scoop-style tortilla chips.
Depending on where you live in the South, it may be 85° on January 1 or chilly. If it's the latter, our team says to "bundle up, and do it." The results are worth a brief shiver.
After you place the chicken on the grill, don’t move it until time to turn or the chicken will stick to the cooking grate.
To make the dish spicier, offer guests several brands of hot sauce on the side.
Recipe: Warm Turnip Green Dip