It’s hard to believe, but another year has gone by. Time seems to be flying, 2014 is just around the corner. The baby is already 1 and the oldest has started school. They say time goes by fast once you have children and while I’m not 100% sure who “they” are, “they” certainly know what they’re talking about.
New Years Eve is all about reflection on the year gone by and excitement for the year to come. It’s a comforting time, spent with friends, loved ones and of course revolves around food. Is there a holiday that doesn’t revolve around food?
For last years New Years Eve Party, I made Chicken and Brie Crostini, an easy appetizer that can also be served as a meal. Very little fuss and easier to make than pie. (I’ve made pie before, it can be really hard). It was a huge success. Yeah me!
New Years Eve snuck up on me this year, I can’t believe it’s already December 30th. While we do have a place to go to celebrate I haven’t even thought of what I want to bring as a snack. Once again, I find myself not overly creative and, to be honest not much of a cooker, thankfully the Chicken.ca website is built for people like me. Ideas that are outside of the ordinary and look much more impressive than what effort it takes to make.
The drool worthy choice this year? How about Chicken Rumaki w/ Maple Syrup Tamari. Sounds like a lot of trouble, but here the simple name: Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with a Maple Sauce. Yummy!
Here’s what you need:
- 12 slices bacon, low-sodium
- 3/4 lb (0.4 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), cubed
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) light tamari sauce
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) ketchup
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili garlic sauce
- 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil, smoked
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame seeds, (optional garnish)
- 2 green onion(s), medium, sliced for garnish
Check out the Chicken.ca website for the instructions. Nothing too complicated, even I can make them.
What are your go to appetizers for New Years Eve?
Where ever and whatever the New Year brings you, I wish you all good things for 2014.
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