New Years eve is quickly approaching which means, break out the champs glasses and serving trays. It’s time to host a party! I love New Years Eve, it’s one of those holidays that I can really enjoy. I know that may sound boring to some but I love to stay in and entertain for this holiday. I’ve had my fair share of NYE outings and while that’s all well and fun I just love to stay in now a day. Especially with two little boys at home is just easier. Of course I’m a firm believer in date nights and mommy daddy nights but this occasion isn’t one of them for me.I’m not in to the over priced meals and drinks anymore, spending 12 dollars on a glass of wine in a plastic cup just doesn’t do it for me.
So instead I spend that money on a night out I’m spending it on a fancy dress (outfit will be posted as usually ?) and a nice dinner for me and the hubs. Cocktail shrimp of course is included (Sam’s family tradition) along with our usual grapes for good luck and a delicious main course of salmon or steak (TBD) But this mama has learned a new trick, baked brie. Sam and I are cheese freaks, we love it! Some red wine, a plate of different cheeses, a Netflix snuggle and we are good for the night, now if only those pesky kids would get to bed!
- 1/8 cup walnuts
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 (17 ounce) package Puff pastry, frozen
- 1 (8 ounce) package Brie cheese, round
- 1/4 cup Apricot preserves or 1/4 cup your favorite preserves
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, while that warms up lightly grease cookie sheet. Roll puff pastry out slightly. Place cheese wheel on top (leave rind on). Place preserves on top and around cheese. Place your walnuts on top of preserves. Bundle Puff Pastry up and around the cheese then lightly brush with egg wash. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for five minutes. Serve with your favorite crackers.