There’s something to be said for having a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, without any distractions.
In fact, it turned out to be quite tasty and really cheap. I think I pulled everything together for about $10 on a last-minute grocery run that afternoon on the way home from dropping the Munchkin off with my mom for the night. The best part was that prepping everything took about half an hour, so it wasn’t a lot of time wasted in our evening off.
I will admit to this not being a fancy meal or anything. I mean, lil smokies in barbecue sauce are not exactly gourmet; they’re just Southern Honey’s favorite appetizer, so that made it a necessity. Then add in the mushrooms sauteed in butter and Creole seasoning, and finish it off with Italian bread brushed with garlic-parsley butter and topped with fresh tomato and shredded mozzarella. There was a great deal of butter going around that night…
No real recipes tonight, as there’s not really much technique involved in “Dump pack of lil smokies in the crock pot and toss in your favorite barbecue sauce; cook on high until heated through” or “melt butter and add crushed garlic and dried parsley; top with slice Roma tomatoes and shredded cheese, and broil until golden-brown and melty.” Just wanted to share memories of a fun night with simple but tasty food.