New Year’s Eve Dinner

A couple days ago my wonderful wife came home from Costco with some food we don’t often eat around here–including a couple of Lobster Tails! So we decided that New Year’s Eve dinner would be a bit fancier than the normal fare around here.

Using this recipe we prepared broiled lobster tails. And, to take it over the top, we made Bacon Wrapped Scallops using this recipe.

Picture here.  (Yes, playing with Tumblr more).

Side dishes were mixed brown rice and green beans with slivered almonds and small tomatoes. Overall it was VERY tasty. One of of the tails didn’t quite cook all the way through on the first try and we managed to smoke up the house a bit, but it was still well worth the effort.

For a final dose of evil, we made Chocolate Lava Cakes for desert a few hours later, using the recipe in the little book that came with the Kitchen Aid mixer. To top it I made a fresh raspberry syrup using some raspberries, corn syrup, sugar, and a tiny bit of water.

We usually don’t cook this much and this richly, but it was a good way to ring in the new year.

About Jeremy Zawodny

I'm a software engineer and pilot. I work at craigslist by day, hacking on various bits of back-end software and data systems. As a pilot, I fly a Flight Design CTSW and high performance gliders in the northern California and Nevada area. I'm also the original author of "High Performance MySQL" published by O'Reilly Media. I still speak at conferences and user groups on occasion.
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One Response to New Year’s Eve Dinner

  1. Lots of fun comes of out of Costco for food! The best Costco values are upscale fun food items. That keeps us renewing. Happy New Years!

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