Ring in the New year with these recipes for the whole family to
enjoy. This is a holiday that kids don't often get involved in but
we have some ideas to help you and your kids have some fun and still
get to bed on time.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Kids New Years Eve Recipes: Simple Appetizers
1 pkg. Mozzarella cheese
egg roll wrappers
salsa or ranch dressing for dipping
Cut mozzarella into 2 inch strips and wrap in egg roll wrappers.
Deep fry until brown.
Oriental Chicken Wings
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup soy sauce
1/4 Cup water
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ginger
garlic to taste
Mix all ingredients together and marinate chicken wings for several
hours. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour turning chicken wings
halfway through cooking time.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
8 oz. Pkg. Cream cheese
1 can 14 oz. Artichoke hearts, drained or 3 fresh artichoke hearts
cooked and prepared
½ Cup spinach frozen, chopped then steamed
¼ Cup mayonnaise Do not use miracle whip
¼ Cup Parmesan cheese
¼ Cup Romano cheese (you can use all Parmesan also)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
½ teaspoon basil or 1 Tablespoon Basil fresh
Salt and pepper to taste
Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature. Cream together mayo,
cheeses, garlic, and basil. Mix well. Add artichoke hearts and
spinach. (Squeeze all excess water out of spinach before combining)
Mix until well blended. Spray pie pan with Pam and pour in dip. Bake
at 350 for 25 minutes. Can also top with ¼ C. mozzarella cheese,
Fancy New Years Eve Strawberries
If you can get a hold of some fresh strawberries I love this recipe.
1 qt. fresh whole strawberries
1 Cup of vanilla or chocolate ready to spread frosting
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
How to Make It:
Rinse the strawberries under cold water and place on paper towel to
Place the frosting into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 15
seconds or until the frosting is melted and smooth. Place the chips,
nuts, sugars, sprinkles, chocolate and coconut into separate shallow
bowls. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Dip the bottom of each strawberry about 1/3 up into the frosting.
Quickly dip the frosted strawberry into one of the toppings. Place
the strawberry on the wax paper. Continue until all of the
strawberries have been dipped.
Place the strawberries into the refrigerator for 5 minutes or until
the frosting has hardened.
Ham Roll Ups
These roll ups can be made the night before the big party. Cover
them tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Any type of thin sliced meat can be used such as turkey, chicken or
8 slices of sandwich bread
slices of cooked deli ham or other meat
8 (1 oz.) sticks of string cheese
1 Cup of honey mustard salad dressing
Cut crusts off bread and roll flat with a small rolling pin. Layer a
slice of deli meat and then string cheese on top. Roll up. Slice
into bite size pieces and serve with honey mustard for dipping.
Happy New Year Pretzels
This is a fun way to liven up simple breadsticks. Form the letters
Happy New Year with breadsticks and serve with a dip.:
1 (11 oz.) can refrigerated breadsticks or homemade
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into letters spelling Happy
New Year. Place the letters on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake 15
minutes or until the dough is a golden brown. Allow to cool slightly
before removing from the cookie sheet.
Ideas for serving these could be:
Serve with a fruit dip.
Brush the tops of each letter with melted butter and sprinkle
with Parmesan cheese then serve with a pizza sauce.
Sprinkle with dry ranch dressing mix and serve with ranch dip
on the side.
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 cup butterscotch chips
¼- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Over low heat melt butterscotch chips in condensed milk. Remove from
heat and add cinnamon. Serve warm with apple or other fruit slices
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Kids New Years Eve Recipes: Drinks
Serve these new years eve recipes for drinks in fun plastic cups or
glasses for your kids to join in the New Year's fun.
Punched Up Juice Recipe
4 cups cranberry juice
2 cups orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
Mix ingredients together in large container and serve with ice.
Makes about 8 cups.
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 pint pineapple juice
3 ripe bananas or other fruit
Add ingredients together in pitcher. Then freeze until mixture is
slushy. Spoon 2- 3 Tablespoons or more into a party glass and add
If your kids are too young to stay up late don't let that stop you
from celebrating. Make confetti tubes by placing confetti, either
store bought or make your own with a hole puncher and paper, inside
a toilet paper tube and wrap it up with decorative paper. Tie the
ends with ribbon and place these on your holiday table. Before going
to bed go outside and yell Happy New Year. Tear the ribbon of the
confetti favors and let your kids have a ball throwing the confetti.
(even if it isn't midnight kids will love this activity.) See
more details on making homemade crackers here.
Kids New Year's Goals
List one thing youd like to do this year or a habit you'd like to
overcome. Even young kids can think of at least one idea. Place
everyone's goals in your Christmas boxes when you are packing up
that way you will find it next year and see how you did.
A Start to the New Year
Give your kids a little more bonding time with you this year. Start
the new year off by setting a time each week to have a kids
lesson or a cooking project with your kids.
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