New Year's Eve Food Traditions

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    New Year's Eve Food Traditions

    What are some of your NYE food traditions? Are you one of those people who get Chinese takeout every year? Do you have a specific restaurant you go to? Or do you stay home and make something decadent?
    I have run the gamut for all of these things. It depends on the year I suppose. I love Chinese food but most years don't get it on NYE simply because it seems the worst time for it.
     
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    I've lived a fairly transient life so don't have a lot of family traditions.  However, DH and I have been married 3 years, and it's time to set some up!  We ordered Chinese Christmas Eve, and I think that's a good one to continue.  Wouldn't want it a week later, though, since I still have leftovers right now, and we don't get Chinese more than once or twice a year, anyway.

    So, you have me thinking...
     
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    WE generally have our formal dinner on New Year's eve and a more casual one on New Year's day. 

    This year we are having grilled steak and shrimp.
     
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    Hey, AB, happy New Year!
     
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    My one NYE tradition is to never have Chinese food on New Years Eve!

    I have seen how the food is prepared in advance and sits in the kitchen of several Chinese restaurants.  I find Chinese food "suspect" at best in a lot (not all) of places.  Think about it, these places get flooded with orders on NYE and NYD so they cook a lot in advance to keep ahead of anticipated orders then it sit's, gets a quick re-heat/re-fry if needed and out the door, what isn't sold NYE is saved for NYD! Ughh!

    Figment has it figured out....
     
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    Add me to the no Chinese food on NYE group. RT is right; it is all made in advance. (Admitted by one of our friends, who used to own 5 Chinese restaurants).
    For many years, we used to have a yearly NYE party at our home, inviting all our adult friends. But as I am getting up in age, I just can't do that any longer. Lots of preparations, shopping and cooking. It started to become a chore instead of fun.
    5 years ago, we started a new tradition. We go out with two other couples to an upscale restaurant in Boston. They have a fixed 7 course menu, dancing and other festivities, and we can watch the Boston fireworks from our table. Expensive, maybe - but only a fraction of keeping a party. Besides, I get home to a clean house; no picking up and putting way for weeks to come. - Pingo
     
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