This is going to be the first time in several years that we're going to a party at someone else's house this New Years Eve, so I'm not going to be cooking tonight. However, if you are, or you're having guests tomorrow, you might want to take a look at some recipes for the Gluten Free, such as this Gluten Free Pear Almond Cake.
A quick and easy Indian style slaw from Monica Bhide that is a big favorite at our house. Just use those pre-shredded bags of cabbage found at any supermarket and you can have this on the table in two shakes.
Stick a bit of Homemade Salted Pistachio Brittle on that store-bought ice cream for a fancy touch! This stuff also makes up fast, fast, fast for a last minute treat.
Want a quick gluten free dessert that's also vegan??? Buy some of the persimmons that are on sale everywhere now. Freeze them and toss them in a food processor. Voila! Fast Non-Dairy Ice Cream. You can also duplicate this recipe with any frozen fruit from the market.
Want something for the buffet? Forget about using nettles. A simple bag of pre-washed spinach will give you these little gluten free Gnudi aka Koftas aka Dumplings in no time.
Cocktail foods? Make your own kale chips, its easier than you think.
For the meat eaters, here's one of the worlds great bar foods, Chicken '65. Fix this and your guests will love you forever.
Gluten free guests coming tonight? Put a plate of these Coconut Ladoo out for them. It's a fast and easy treat to make.
So there you have it. A few quick and easy things that can be made for a crowd. Granted some are quicker and easier than others, but you get the drift.
I hope everyone has a safe and sane New Years Eve, and if you can't do that at least find yourself a designated driver. I for one am looking forward to seeing the backside of 2014 in my rear view mirror. Until the New Year, Cheers! Have a Happy One.