Some of my closest friends and I have thought of having an "International New Years" party this year to save on $$ and stay in together to celebrate at our house. The idea has evolved over time from a rotating dinner party idea where each of us would prepare food from our distinct heritages...Danish/Swedish, Eastern European, Italian, Cuban, Welsh, Middle Eastern and American / Spanish wanna-be (thats me!). So this NYE we will be ringing in 2011 with a variety of worldly cuisines!
(note: it helps to do this with friends from all over the place, they come up with great ideas, recipes and family traditions!)
We will be preparing a Cuban favorite, Ropa Vieja or "old clothes".
Recipe for Traditional Cuban Ropa Vieja: