What Should I Cook for New Year's Eve?

Hi friends! I was sitting on my Ikea couch trying to find healthy options for New Year's Eve foods when I realized that you guys might be doing the same thing! I figured I should go ahead and share my finds and get your opinions on what I should cook for my friends tonight and what I should bring as a snack to the party we are going to after dinner!


1. One Pot Creamy Parmesan Garlic Risotto with Lemon Pepper Chicken via Recipe Tin Eats

I'm not sure why, but I keep searching for risotto recipes. It just feels right for a quiet New Year's Eve dinner. I've never made risotto before, and my apartment doesn't have an oven. I think I could modify a recipe like this to work for me -- switch to cooking it in a pan or in the crockpot and switching from chicken thighs to chicken breasts. 

2. Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Green Beans with Fresh Grape Tomatoes via Cooking Classy

This is another recipe that would have to be augmented to work on the stove instead of in the oven, but it absolutely looks delicious!

3. Panko Crusted Chicken Piccata via Neighborhood Food 

Not gonna lie, I had to google what Panko was (a type of breadcrumbs). This one is designed to be cooked in a pan and it looks really light and yummy!

4. Superfood Salad with Pan-Seared Salmon via Alaska From Scratch

This one I think might be my personal favorite option. The issue is that some people really don't like fish. I'll have to check with my guests if any of them are fish haters. Most likely, I'll stick with a chicken dish and save this one for later!


1. Herb Crusted Asparagus Spears via Forks Over Knives

I could totally bake these babies in the toaster oven!

2. Guacamole Hummus Dip via Martha Stewart Living

3. Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini via

Can't go wrong with a good crostini!

4. Fancy Cheese Plate via My Domaine

This one might be a little out of my league when it comes to fanciness. Some of our good friends in Brooklyn are really good at putting together cheese plates -- I've been trying to take notes. 

Are you cooking tonight or going out? What do you think I should make?