New Year's Party Timeline

New Year's Party Timeline

Food & Drink

New Year's Party Timeline


Your event will go more smoothly if you can prepare your party foods in advance. Here’s Food Channel Chef Dennis Pitchford’s suggested timeline for putting together a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration.

Olives: Prep and ‘cook’

Goat Cheese in Phyllo: Assemble pastries and freeze

Braised Beef in Polenta Cups: Braise and shred beef; make polenta and spread to cool

Coconut Cupcakes: Make frosting.

Fried Risotto Balls: Make risotto and cool

Braised Beef in Polenta Cups: Make polenta cups

Chocolate Ganache Tartlets: Bake tartlet shells

Coconut Cupcakes: Bake cupcakes; make frosting

Spanish Tortilla: Cook, cool, cut and hold in refrigeration

Fried Risotto Balls: Form balls and stuff with cheese

Shrimp in Sherry Garlic Sauce: Prep ingredients

Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus: Cook and assemble

Meatballs in Saffron Garlic Sauce: Make sauce

Chocolate Ganache Tartlets: Make ganache and assemble

Coconut Cupcakes: Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with coconut

Edamame: Prep and cook

Olives: Warm just before serving

Goat Cheese in Phyllo: Bake pastries

Fried Risotto Balls: After party has started, bread and fry

Shrimp in Sherry Garlic Sauce: Saute shrimp just as guests arrive

Meatballs in Saffron Garlic Sauce: Warm meatballs in sauce

Braised Beef in Polenta Cups: Warm beef and polenta cups separately; assemble and serve


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