As with most holidays from my childhood, New Year’s Eve was a day I looked forward to every year! I was a total party animal as a kid, so getting to stay up all night long was seriously the best thing ever!
My parents had a little get together each year with a few of my friends parents.
The parents always sat around at the kitchen table playing board games into the night, I remember things got pretty intense with them. We could always here them laughing loud and talking up a storm. My friends and I were always eating, listening to 106.1’s countdown on the radio, and playing games we loved too.
The best part of NYE? The menu! What was it about the 1990s? Everything was amazing in the 90s, including the food. Sometimes my husband and I just sit around and reminiscence on the 90s and how awesome it was.
I always try to recreate NYE like it was back then. I still am good friends with the same people from those days, so it is really fun when we can get together again like we did back then. If we do, you can bet some of these items are on our list 🙂
Here is a nostalgic New Years Eve Menu 🙂
Of course in the 90s, that was the frozen packages we always had. Those are still fun to buy for parties. Or you can make your own with this recipe:
- 10-12 oz shredded chicken
- Taco Sauce
- 12 corn tortillas
- Optional: Shredded Cheese (we don’t use cheese, but it is good!)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chicken, cheese and taco sauce. Place a spoonful onto a tortilla and roll tightly. Place in a baking dish, then bake for about 30 minutes until Crispy!
Pigs in a Blanket
This was like the ultimate holiday food. My mom always made them with little smokies and refrigerated southern style biscuits. We always dipped them in mustard too. My husband really loves to do the little smokies in a crock pot with barbecue sauce.
Awesome Veggie Tray
These parties we had each New Year’s Eve always had a wonderful vegetable tray, complete with ranch dressing and wheat thins (those were a staple in the 90s!). My husband and I always make a huge tray of all types of veggies, meats, crackers, fruit and anything else we can think of. He can’t eat cheese at all, but that is always a good thing to add. These frosted cranberries make a great addition to a tray as well.
Chips and Salsa
This is awesome for any party any time of year, but especially on NYE! Anything to munch on is the perfect treat, and chips and salsa are the ultimate snack. Instead of buying salsa, we always make this restaurant style salsa. It is the best! It is one of my most pinned recipes too because it is so easy and delicious!
I remember fondly these parties always had Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip Cookies! My friends mom always brought them and they were such a good addition. They tasted amazing heated up a bit. Of course, I always make cookies now. We always have these oatmeal raisin cranberry cookies with white chocolate drizzled on top. Donuts would also be fun to make, like these blueberry muffin donuts! Recently, I have started making Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts for the holidays (recipe was in the newsletter, let me know if you want it 🙂 ) Basically anything that is easy to eat is what you want!
So, what are some of your favorite foods for NYE? Do you have anything you remember doing every year? Let me know 🙂
P.s – Save that leftover champagne! I have a champagne cupcake recipe coming up in this months newsletter that is perfect for leftovers. Sign up below, letter comes out beginning of January 🙂
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