Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve Bites

On the New Year's Eve menu...

Shelly's Crabby Bites

3 Green Onions, diced
5 eggs
1/4 cup Italian Blend Cheese, shredded (Mozzarella, Parmesan, Fontina Blend)
2 oz. Cream Cheese, cubed
1 cup Crab Meat, broken up (imitation or real)
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Dried Dill
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together.

Spoon into lightly greased (Pam non-stick spray works great for this) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Let them cool a few moments they pull away and pop right out. Makes 24.

These taste just like crab rangoons. Super yummy. Perfect for parties as they can be made ahead & reheated prior to serving. They also freeze well.

The tonight's menu will also include BBQ'd ribs (a gift card redemption from a restaurant down the street), mini meatballs in some sort of yummy sauce (still working this one out), cheeses & veggies, a glass of Almond Champagne and my New Year's Eve tradition of 12 raisins...

Toss the raisins one at a time at the stroke of midnight. For every raisin that you get in your mouth that will be one month of good luck in the coming year. I've been doing this now for the past few years and it was dead on last year 8 raisins in = 8 really good months.

The first year I did this raisin thing errr... different story. The first raisin I tossed SCORE right in the mouth, second raisin BAM right in the eye. That was an INTERESTING year. Hoping I've got really good aim tonight ;) maybe I'll toss the raisins before I pop the champagne.

Happy New Year Everyone! I wish you all JOY & LOVE in 2010. May this coming year be better than all others.

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year... we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential." ~E. Goodman


Annette Gallagher said...

Have you tried this with Egg Beaters to replace some or all of the eggs? Five eggs is a lot of calories in 24 pieces of heaven so I was thinking about swapping but don't want to ruin them.

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year, Shelly! Thank you for your continued inspiration & great recipes! Looking forward to another year of new adventures!


Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Annette, Nope I don't use eggbeaters. Sorry. I tried them one & errr not for me.


Cynthia, :) Thank you! Happy New Year!


Carly said...

Just curious what brand of crab you recommend for these?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Carly, Whatever is on sale ;) just watch the carb count on the fake crab sometimes the binder is starchy and the carb grams can vary wildly from package to package. If you find real deal crab on sale that is great in them too. I also like the canned real deal.


Connie said...

Happy New Year, Shelly! Hope all 12 raisins hit the target this year. With all you share with us, you deserve 12 great months . . .


MsLadyShell said...

Hey Michelle...Happy New Year. I thought at first you tossed all 12 raisins at once, lol. How is the almond champagne taste wise? I see a couple places near me carry it so I might have to try it.

Falon said...

I am still on liquids, but you sure make my mouth water Shelly! Yum. Cannot wait to try these recipes out.

Anonymous said...

okay, I made these last night at my brothers party and I got ONE..that's it! They were gone in less than 5 minutes and everyone was asking for the recipe. Once again, another Eggface hit!! Thank you for all the great food porn and here's wishing you a wonderful new year!!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

(((Connie))) Hope all is well and 2010 is a wonderful year for you.

MsLadyShell LOL I guess you could. It's yummy stuff the Almond Champagne. Makes a great mimosa too.

TY Falon. Hope you enjoy all your try.

Anon, Right on! So glad they were well received.

Happy New Year!
~Michelle "Shelly"

Allison said...

These look awesome. I bet they'd make a great quiche-like substance, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly,
Did you forget to toss your raisins? I never heard how many made it! Happy New Year!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

LOL Lynn, That's right I never wrote the results 10/12 Baby!!! A very good year. I used golden raisins I think it made the difference hehe ;)

Anonymous said...

I must confess my undying love for you! And your recipies. Thank the Gods you got WLS. If you hadn't I would be miserable.

These were amazing. Made them for me and my girlfriend who had WLS 2 weeks after I did in July. I can't wait to try a million more now. These were so good I've been eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.