What are you doing New Years Eve? Venues, recipes, traditions, things to do for good luck

What are you doing New Years Eve? St. Louis has a lot to offer for those who want to go out. If you are looking for the perfect thing to do on New Years Eve this Saturday, your best bet would be check out ExploreStLouis.com. Scroll down for a few suggestions.

While New Years Eve gets the reputation of being a “go out and party” holiday– many people just want to stay inside with their friends or family. Many make snacks and play games– with the various television specials playing in the background.

If you are alone on NYE, there are lots of good movies on as well as the specials.

Here are a few of our favorite standard snacks for New Years Eve.

Crock Jelly Meatballs:

4 basic ingredients –the crockpot does the rest of the work. Get cooked meatballs and put in crock pot with ingredients.

  • Meatballs –  Use frozen meatballs made of pork, beef, turkey or chicken from the local grocery store. You can use any of your favorite frozen meatballs for this recipe.
  • Grape Jelly – Any grape jelly will work.
  • Chili Sauce 
  • BBQ Sauce 

Party Pizzas—Can be made into “Keto Friendly”

Mix ingredient: Brown meat, add other ingredients, including Velveeta. Stir together and spread on bread of your choice.

  • 1 lb bulk mild sausage plus 1 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lb Velveeta
  • Party Rye bread—or 2 loaves Keto bread cut into fourths (5 seed)

Rotel Cheese Queso Dip

This is the easiest thing to make and your guests will always love it. You can make the queso and put it out with tortilla chips or even veggies.

Just Cheese:

Just pour a can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis into a frying pan and add Velveeta. It works easier if you cut the Velveeta into small pieces. Keep stirring until it’s all melted. One way to serve it is if you have a small crock pot to keep it warm.

Rotel with ground beef:

  1. Add Ground Beef: Brown meat and drain.
  2. Add Rotel tomatoes and cheese to the same pan.
  3. Stir until melted.

Veggie Tray

Arrange the veggies on a tray with Ranch Dressing for dipping.

  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Whatever you want—green pepper, zucchini, carrots, celery

 

 

Other

  • Cheese—Our personal favorite is Oberle Garlic Cheese cut into bite-sized pieces, but you can use already-bagged cubed cheese, cheese balls, or make your own cheese tray
  • Summer Sausage
  • Chips- your choice—add some dip to make it more festive

 

What are your favorite “Good Luck” foods for New Years?

Here are a few and what country they may have originated in. Some of the info was taken from the Today Show ( https://www.today.com/food/new-years-food-traditions-t275673)

Maybe some are built into your own heritage.

Black-Eyed Peas (Europe)

Black-eyed peas symbolize either good luck or coins in the new year.

Herring (Poland, Scandinavia)

Herring symbolizes abundance. Eat it at midnight for a year of prosperity and bounty.

Cornbread (Southern USA)

Cornbread represents gold,; eating cornbread represents the hope of extra spending money in the new year.

Rice symbolizes prosperity.

Pork (Europe)

Pork symbolizes good health, luck and prosperity.

Cabbage and other leafy greens (Europe)

Cabbage and other leafy greens symbolize prosperity.

Noodles (Asia)

Noodles symbolize longevity.

Lentils (Europe)

Lentils symbolize prosperity.

Palak Patel

Fish (Asia)

Fish symbolize luck.

Red-colored foods (Asia)

The color red symbolizes fortune.

Dumplings (Asia)

Dumplings symbolize wealth, or a large, prosperous family.

Here are a few things to check out. If you know of something we should list please email us at: STLSportsPage@gmail.com


 

We Found A Few More Fun Things

These are from CouponExpert.com

PREPPING FOR MIDNIGHT:

  • While waiting for the new year to hit with your party hat on, grab a note pad and tear off  TWELVE pieces of paper.  On each piece of paper write out anything negative that has been weighing on you the past year, one for each piece of paper. Sometime during the night either burn the paper or throw them away, reading out loud if you choose to, each sheet– saying things like “Good riddance you dirty rascal!” or whatever you choose.

 

  • Place SEVEN coins (heads up) in each window sill to guarantee that money will come into your home in the coming year.
  • Fill a  pot j or glass of water for each person sometime during the day and throw it out the front door at midnight. “Out with the old, in with the new.”
  • For peace in the coming year wear WHITE on New Years Eve, for fortune and money make sure you wear YELLOW.
  • Have a broom sitting by your front door and sweep way the negativity– “Goodbye negativity! We’re ready for positivity.”
  • Make SURE that you have some money in your wallet or purse, even if it is only a dollar, this is to make sure that money will flow throughout the year.

AT THE STRIKE OF MIDNIGHT THIS IS WHAT YOU DO IN THIS ORDER:

  • Watch the ball drop in Times Square on TV
  • Kiss the people you love that are close to you (make sure they are cool with that first)
  • YELL HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  • Run and grab your pot of water, THROW THE WATER out the front door and yell “OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!”  and beat on your pot with your big spoon while yelling HAPPY NEW YEAR loud enough for the entire neighborhood to hear you!

Square dance and dosey-doe at the front door as you are going back in.

** These are old wives tales that the people at the website found.  if you have any others, let us know.

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