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New Year’s Eve: Food Fit for the Start of a Journey

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New Year's Eve: Food Fit for the Start of a Journey

When it came to what to cook for New Year’s Eve, Dan had a great idea. Banh mi! I had never made one before, although I had definitely eaten plenty of them.

Banh mi! I had never made one before, although I had definitely eaten plenty of them. Click To Tweet

Dan showed me how to make a vinegar bath for the veggies, I cooked the lemongrass chicken, then together we cut up the French bread, topped ours with delights, and made In-a-Pinch Vietnamese mayo (spread butter, then mayonnaise on the bread). In the end, the results were delicious and I definitely want to make this again.

New Year's Eve: Food Fit for the Start of a Journey
Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi. Amazing favor!

Especially since I had so much trouble locating lemongrass that I was almost ready to throw in the towel when Kroger, of all places, came through.

Many thanks to my favorite cooking genius, Mai-Anh, for her help during my dark hour trying to find lemongrass. I’m so glad I didn’t give up on this recipe!

But before banh mi, it was appetizer time!

New Year's Eve: Food Fit for the Start of a Journey
Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites. So easy to make and so tasty!

I saw this recipe for Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites and immediately knew I wanted to make it. It was very easy to put together, since most of it is assembling. Cooking the shrimp is the most difficult part and that’s not even complicated. I think it would be easy to do a spin on this dish with different kinds of guacamole and spices added in while cooking the shrimp.

I think it would be easy to do a spin on this dish with different kinds of guacamole and spices added in while cooking the shrimp. Click To Tweet

Dan and I devoured an egg plate full of of these little guys and then went back to make some more. I used hoisin sauce on them and Dan used a dab of Sriracha. All in all, a delicious meal.

Here’s to 2019!

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