I hope that you had a great 2012, and that your 2013 will be filled with love, peace, joy, friendship and good health.
We spent New Years Eve with great friends and I think that's the best way to bring in a new year. It also helped that Bob is a great cook! Wow, did we eat!!!! And that chocolate martini was a great finish!
I brought an appetizer to the party - Caviar Stars. The recipe was from Bon Appetit's The Christmas Season. It is simple to make, and just right for a New Years Eve party.
CAVIAR STARS. Makes 25.
* 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
* 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water (for glaze)
* 1/2 cup chilled sour cream
* 1 jar of black or golden caviar (2-ounces)
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Roll out puff pastry sheet on lightly floured surface to 11-inch square. Trim edges neatly, forming 10-inch square. Cut dough into twenty-five 2-inch squares. At each corner of 1 square, make diagonal cut toward center (without cutting through center). Fold every other point to center and press to seal. Repeat with remaining squares. Brush pastries lightly with egg glaze; arrange on baking sheets. Bake pastries until golden and puffed, about 12 minutes. Cool somewhat on sheets and transfer to rack to continue cooling. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
Just before serving, spoon sour cream into center of each pastry. Place 1/4 teaspoon caviar on top of the sour cream, and garnish with chives.