New Years Eve 2013 Party


2013 pic


Shredded Roast Pork with

Small Dinner Rolls

Arroz con Gandules

(Yellow Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Chili Cheese Dip

Shrimp and Crab Salad

With Assorted Crackers

Crock Pot Beer Cheese

with Tortilla Chips

Avocado Dip

with Tortilla Chips

Pigs in a Blanket

Pepperoni and Cheese Platter

With Assorted Crackers


Flan- Apple Strudel – Jello

Here are a few recipes from my New Years Eve Party:

The recipes for the Roast Pork and Arroz con Gandules I used for this menu are

Shrimp and Crab Salad

1 lb. cooked shrimp peeled and diced

1 lb. Surimi (flake style imitation crab) diced

1/4 cup finely diced onion

1/4 cup finely diced celery

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1/8 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp old bay seasoning

1/2 cup mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Crock Pot Beer Cheese

2 tbsp butter

1/4 cup diced onions

2 tbsp chopped garlic

1 cup beer

4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 tbsp flour

splash Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp horse-radish

splash hot sauce to taste

Pace butter garlic and onions in a sauce pan over low heat. Cook for 3 minutes then add beer and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl toss cheese with the flour. Place cheese and flour into crock pot set at low. Pour boiling beer mixture over cheese then add remaining ingredients to crock pot stir until completely melted. Continue stirring about every 10 minutes for 30 minutes. When ready to serve ladle over tortilla chips. If cheese gets too thick add cream or half and half. It is also great to use as a cheese fondue.

Avocado Dip

2 ripe Has avocados

1 – 16 oz jar medium thick and chunky salsa

1 – 24 oz. sour cream

In a large bowl mash avocados with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Serve with scoop style tortilla chips.

I will be adding pictures to this post on january 1, 2013



About Renee Lalane
I was born and raised in New York. Later in life I moved to Central Florida. I am of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Puerto Rican and Cuban decent. I have been working in the restaurant business for most of my life and have owned five along the way. Recently I became aware of the fact that as my elders passed away their recipes passed with them. I call these recipes "Heirloom Recipes" I am dedicating this site to saving recipes from extinction. Not only recipes from my family but from yours. Do you have a unique recipe that needs saving? Send it to me along with a name and picture of your relative and I will review it and possibly post it as an Heirloom Recipe.

4 Responses to New Years Eve 2013 Party

  1. Pingback: New Years Eve Ham Rolls | Lil' Suburban Homestead

  2. blowingoffsteamandmore says:

    I want to eat all of that at once. Have a great party!!


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