Steamed Cocoa Custard with Peppermint Whipped Cream. Normally, I say resourceful above all else, that is, except for any holiday that surrounds you with extended family.
Need a New Years app? Make your own fancy cheese balls. Roll 2 inch sections of a goat cheese log into a ball and roll in anything. Chives, crushed walnuts, cranberries, and sunflower seeds were pretty tasty.
You’re about to leave for a party and forgot a gift for the host. Throw a bottle of champagne or wine (or whatever booze you have in the house) in a stocking and you’re good to go.
Bloody Pina Coladas. Little set-up is needed. I found this tasty looking recipe on MarthaStewart.com, but I wasn’t hot for the corn syrup. I used her drink recipe and added homemade raspberry syrup to rim the glass and make a bloody mess. Just heat a few cups of frozen raspberries, mix with sugar and voila!
Whisk together drink ingredients. Place 2 1/2 cups ice in a blender, and add 1 cup drink mixture. Blend until smooth; add more pineapple juice if mixture is too thick. Repeat with remaining ice and mixture. Carefully pour into prepared glasses; serve. Link