Before starting to prepare some New Year’s Eve and Christmas aperitifs You have to keep in mind some aspects: what will be the main menu, not saturated with entries, how many you will be and what you will do before. Because it’s not the same that you come straight from work, beers with friends, or that you have done a night shift and you barely get up. Therefore, maybe this year something lighter, healthy and simple preparing is the best you can do, take hours to cook Yes enjoy more of you are at home.
New Year’s Eve and Christmas aperitifs
Nail hummus wreath It’s not just a dish that only asks for good bread, with a good crumb, or toast, or skewers, as you wish. This wreath only had a red bow and some tomatoes for decoration. Easy and healthy.
This may be the year you become a wine connoisseur, so start the evening with a Mulled wine, in the purest style of European Christmas markets not such a bad idea. We meet for a while on the terrace, in the patio or in the garden, and we will tone up your body.
Pomegranate brie toast. Easy and can be left done in the morning. A few mini toasts, a good cheese spread, and a few grains of a seasonal pomegranate full of flavor. They can also serve you as a dessert, but we preferred it as a starter.
lentil bread, a vegan novelty that will cause a sensation. To make this recipe, preheat the oven to 180°C and line a bread pan with baking paper. Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the mushrooms and carrot and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add the pre-cooked lentils and beans, the herbs, the yeast and use a pestle to mix everything together. Add a little water if the mixture is too dry, and if it’s too wet, add more oats. You bake it in the pan for 45 minutes until the crust comes out and the inside is firm.
Apple and cinnamon snacks. Easy and you can prepare it quietly before lunch. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease the source where you are going to put the apple slices with butter. Add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the apple wedges, as if you are breading them. Place all the apples in the bottom of the baking dish and spread them all out. Add the mixture of eggs, milk, vanilla, cardamom, and the cinnamon and nutmeg that you have left to mix in slices of bread that will be mixed at the base of the container. As if you were making a blanket: bread and apple on it. Pour the remaining egg mixture onto the baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Then bake for 45 minutes or until egg mixture is set and bread is toasted. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing and serving with powdered sugar, if desired.
Stuffed mushrooms. In this case, you will have to make them just before serving them. A few cubes of ham, garlic, onion, and in the pan for a few minutes, and that’s it. You can add vegetables, herbs or spices to make the mushrooms to your liking. You can even bake them in the oven and stain them less. In a skillet add a drizzle of olive oil. When hot, turn the mushrooms upside down so that the part where the filling will go is golden brown and cook over medium-high heat. Flip them over and cook for a few more minutes.