New Year, New Ideas!

I think once you reach a certain age the idea of New Years Eve becomes exhausting! It also seems my baby sitter has more of a life then me and she needs the night off. So the idea of staying up (or even going out) till past midnight to get up with 2 kids in the morning is just exhausting to think about! My kids also have a day off from school tomorrow so  I KNOW they will be up before the sun is.And  why is it on a regular day they cant wake up at 6:30 am but on a day off they are up around 5:30?!

I decided that I am going to celebrate New Years but in my way! I am much more of a dairy fan than a meat eater, so I am not going to wait until Shavous, I am breaking out my dairy dishes tonight! I also decided to try and transform my dining room/living room into an elegant restaurant. I also couldn’t choose from all my dream dishes what to make so, so I am going to do it “tapas” style (or in a way that leaves tons of leftover’s for the next week!

My Menu:

  • Parmesan Bowl with Ceaser Salad
  • Brushetta
  • Potato Crusted Salmon
  • Fettuccine Alfredo on Basil Pasta
  • Coffee Cake
  • Chapagne Jello


Parmesan Bowl with Ceaser Salad

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 deg.
  2. Take a block of Parmesan cheese and grate it. DO NOT buy the kind that is grated up super tiny. Its really easy to do and crumbles as you go.
  3. Take a silicone baking mat and place it on a cookie sheet.
  4. Flatten/spread out 2 piles of cheese (each one should be around 1/2 cup of loosely packed cheese) into round discs.
  5. Place in the oven for 7-9 minutes.
  6. As soon as it comes out use a large spatula and place it on top of an upside down ramekin, glass cup, cupcake tin or bowl.
  7. Allow it to cool for around 10 minutes and then store it gently in the fridge.
  8. When you are ready to serve, place it on a plate and fill with lettuce and ceaser dressing (I love mauzone’s) .



When it comes to bruschetta I kinda, sorta cheat. I thinks its because I am so in love with the brand that they sell at Costco (Hannah). All I do is toast up some bread, top it with some bruschetta and mozzarella cheese and pop it back in the toaster to melt the cheese.



Potato Crusted Salmon:



Fettuccine Alfredo on Basil Pasta: See Breezy’s Mix & Match for the recipe. I added sundried tomatoes and fresh basil after it was done cooking and tossed it together. I bought pasta made with basil, but one of these days I want to make my own!

Coffee Cake: See Breezy’s Mix & Match for the recipe.


Champagne Jello:

So I wanted to create these amazing creations

but patience is not my friend so I created these


  1. I started by by boiling half the amount of water called for with the plain, flavorless jello box and heated it up with 6 packets of splenda.
  2. Then I added the jello, until it disolved.
  3. In a measuring cup I put the remaining half of liquid called for on the box and used Champagne instead of water.
  4. I poured the hot mixture into the measuring cup. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ROOM!
  5. Then I poured the hot mixture in to 2 champagne glasses.
  6. I kept the remaining in the measuring cup to cool.
  7. Once the champagne hardened I took the remaining amount and put it in a blender it became all foamy and topped the champagne glasses with it.



Feb 10, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none