We’re having some friends over to ring in the New Year tomorrow night. And instead of a sit down dinner, everyone is bringing a few appetizers and sweets so we can casually eat all night!
I’m heading over to City Provisions Delicatessen tomorrow morning to create the ultimate local artisan cheese and charcuterie platter. Next stop will be Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand for fresh bread, local crackers, and veggies for dips. Chris is still deciding on what sweet he’s going to make but whatever it is, I know it will be awesome!
For the dips, my absolute favorite is Buffalo Chicken Dip. My old colleague, Brett, from Prada gave me the recipe years ago. He brought the dip to a party and I was immediately hooked! It’s definitely decadent but so worth it on special occasions! I serve it with tortilla chips, celery, and carrots. And I’m also going to try my friend Dru Ann’s go-to Pan-Fried Onion Dip recipe from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook for the veggies and crackers. I’ve never made it before, but it sounds so darn good! Here are both recipes, in case you’re looking for a good dip for tomorrow night or the football games on Sunday!
Happy New Year!! Here’s to all of us having the best year yet!