Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

I think I used every single fancy gadget in my kitchen today.
Tarzan and I had the bright idea to make some fancy food for our New Year's Eve "party." Which is consisting of him and me, a pile of food and USC in the Sun Bowl. (What is with those announcers? They have apparently never called a game on national television before.)
We had the time and shrimp was on sale this week. 50% off regular is a decent price for the little buggers so we decided on Coconut Shrimp:
With Mango Dipping Sauce:
Then, because I found another recipe to try, we made Crab Rangoon:
It is one of Tarzan's favorite childhood foods and we have been looking for a substitute for years. This was close, but not enough cream cheese, I think, or too much everything else.
And to top it off - because I am in the groove with the soup - we had Tom Kah Gai:
Essentially, coconut soup. A little off balance for me. Not sure what to add to fix it next time but Tarzan loves/loved it, so he'll eat all the iterations while I figure out what I am missing.
Final score - USC: 7, and Georgia Tech: 21 (So not my favorite game of the year.)

This is me, stuffed.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great menu.
New Year's Day tradition lives on.
Next year maybe add friends to share your culinary greatness? And ease of favored team's loss?
Sounds like calm & cool fun.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Renay H. Marquez said...

One day, we will return and crash on your floor, the entire 6 of us in one place agan. Perhaps we will need to take a few hotel rooms to do this...But we'll be in on your New Year's Day again...

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