* GIVEAWAY *
Going out on New Year's Eve is so much fun. But if you are even slightly over worked, over tired, or a parent - then going out on New Year's Eve doesn't sound as fun. Also, have you seen what restaurants are charging on New Year's? It's insane. So stay in. Invite a few friends over and WOW them with my ridiculously simple Champagne Risotto with chanterelle mushrooms and seared scallops.
For dessert, pick up a tier of Trophy Cupcake's Raspberry Champagne Macrons. Following this shoot I actually ate an entire box of them. Epic. Amazing. I don't know if I recommend eating that many in one sitting, but I'm not judging.
The macrons are also freeze-able so you can pop the box in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer. That way you have some for hostess gifts, New Year's Eve desserts, or Thursday nights.
Also, you can get them packaged in cute little packets which are perfect for little favors at the plate if you're more into that look instead of the darling tower. I'm partial to the tower.