Every year we celebrate New Years Eve by watching Fred Astaire movies and eating appetizers.
Green Goddess Dip
Combine lemon juice, anchovies, shallot, vinegar, and garlic in processor. Blend until shallot and garlic are finely chopped. Add avocado, sour cream, parsley, tarragon, and basil; blend until almost smooth. With machine running, add olive oil through feed tube in thin stream. Transfer dip to small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with crudites.
1 package of cream cheese at room temperature
generous cup of white cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of raisins
3 tbsp of rum or brandy
Soak the raisins in the liquer. Beat the cream cheese and cheddar together and then add the raisins. Put the cheese on plastic wrap and form into a ball. Serve with Carr's water crackers.
2 pints of shucked psters
1 1/2 sticks of melted butter
1 1/2 sleeves of Ritz crackers
white onion chopped
1/2 cup of half and half
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 350.
Crush the crackers in the food processor and set in a bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave and add to the crackers in the bowl and stir to combine.
Spoon one third of the cracker crumbs in the bottom of a baking dish (I use a small oval dish that is about 8 by 11.) Top with 1 pint of the oysters and half of the onion. Then layer on half of the remaining cracker crumbs and the remaining oysters and white onion. Stir together the half and half and salt and pepper and pour over the oysters and then top with the remaining cracker crumbs.
Bake for 45 minutes.