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