found these wonderful slightly Scottish-inspired recipes for New Year's Eve online, and we tried them yesterday.
They were of towering excellence.Appleberry mulled wine
, which we had with roasted chestnutsBraised venison
, which we did with ostrich instead of actual venison (= deer meat), because the venison was out where the Nazgul went shopping. It wasn't a bad exchange, though, as ostrich is quite dark and a bit game-y; also, using ostrich means it's suitable for people who eat no red meat, as 'no red meat' usually translates into 'no mammalian meat', and and ostrich is a bird
. Whoever eats chicken or turkey but not pork, beef or mutton will eat ostrich. Anyway, it was delightful and not birdy at all, and we had mashed potatoes and red cabbage with it.
And here is the list
of suitable recipes for New Years that the Nazgul picked them from. Other things might be worth trying as well. **eyes 'Baked figs and goat cheese'**