Prepare a Hogmanay Buffet

How will you be spending Hogmanay?

Will you be hosting a family party or have some finger food ready for friends and neighbours who call in to wish you Happy New Year?

In either case simple is always best

Unless it’s an organised party we never know just how many people will turn up on New Year’s Eve which leaves us in a bit of a quandary about how much food we should prepare – just in case.

Finger food is usually easiest, less time consuming and quicker to tidy up.

Visit your favourite frozen food supplier – most supermarkets and freezer centres have a huge range of ‘party foods’ that will probably fit the bill.

Here are a few ideas that you might find helpful:

  • Cocktail sausage rolls – always popular
  • Skewer some pieces of chicken, cherry tomato and peppers and grill or perhaps some mango and prawn for something a little different
  • Mini savoury smoked salmon tartlets
  • Mini pizzas
  • A selection of dips served with cheese straws/breadsticks/tortillas etc
  • Mini cheese scones – very  moreish
  • Mini quiches

Always prepare a few sweet treats – small bite sizes are best:

  • cheesecakes
  • tarts
  • fruit skewers
  • profiteroles (could get messy!)
  • mini chocolate éclairs

As you charge your glasses and wait for Big Ben to ring in the New Year you’ll be ready to welcome friends and family into your home and start 2013 with a bang.

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