Celebrating Two Midnights

Times have changed since my husband and I have had kids. New Years Eves that used to be filled with parties and dressing up, have been replaced by cozy jammie movie nights and celebrating with London at 5pm. Of course Mark and I stay up to watch Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, but our family tradition of ringing in the new year a bit earlier with the kids is just as fun!
Dinner on New Years Eve is all appetizers in our house. I usually try something new, something old and never worry about calories until January 1st. One of our “old” stand bys is Linda’s Beer Dip. We can’t ring in the new year with out it!
Linda’s Beer Cheese Dip
Serves 10
8 oz. medium to hot salsa
3 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. cheddar cheese/grated (I like a combination of cheddar and Monterey Jack)
2-4 Tablespoons of beer

  1. Bring salsa to a low boil in sauce pan.
  2. Add cream cheese, grated cheese and stir until melted.
  3. Remove and stir in beer.
  4. Keep warm and serve with tortilla chips or raw vegetables.
We hope you have a healthy and happy 2012! Check back with us on Monday, January 2nd as we kick off healthy easy family dinners in January!
—Kim Fletcher, Parenting Program Volunteer

1 Response to “Celebrating Two Midnights”

  1. 1 Anonymous December 27, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Love the idea of celebrating “London time” with the kids – brilliant idea! It is a sure way to allow some special time for mom and dad too. 🙂

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