It’s officially that time! Time to ring in the New Year, leave all bad habits and memories behind and sing a happy tune to bring the New Year in on a high note. That was a bit over the top, but you know what I mean. Do you remember what your New Year’s resolution was this past year? Better yet, did you stick to it? I’ve gone through years of saying I believed in New Year’s resolutions to years of not believing in it. But I’m into it right now. It’s nice to have a goal. Last year, I told myself and everyone else over the internet world that it was going to be the year of positivity. No dwelling over what internet trolls had to say, no talking badly about myself, and no sh*tty attitude. I stuck to that almost the entire time EXCEPT for when purchasing our first home. But being self employed and buying a house is bull, so I’m fine with that negative 1 month streak. Other than that, I stuck with it. Ignored the negative and thrived on the positive. And guess what, it was truly my best and happiest year yet.
So I’m doing the same thing this year, sticking with positivity throughout. And removing cheese from my diet because it makes me break out. Damn you, cheese. I trusted you. I’ve also set another PaleOMG business goal, but you’ll have to see that one play out in the future as my thoughts and excitement actually comes to fruition!
But anywho, what are your goals in the New Year? Saving money? Losing or gaining weight? Changing jobs? Share your goals below because everyone knows that writing down something makes you stick with it. Like a checklist. I have a checklist on my phone every day and my favorite thing to do is check things off of it through the day. No seriously, it’s my favorite. I used to do that in college too. Planning is the best. But back to the point, share yo’ sh*t!
But before you do, drink this. This will help you come up with the best ideas. Because I’ve heard berries have antioxidants. And antioxidants are good for your brain. I think. So you’ll be able to set better goals while drinking this bellini. It’s just science. If you’re not into blackberries, you could make this raspberries or blueberries or peaches or even strawberries. OR you could make all of those things and have a bellini bar for all of you guests! Now THAT is exactly what you should do. For reals.
PS don’t forget my other favorite New Year’s Eve cocktails and finger food!
Savory Snacks: Rosemary Honey Mustard Chicken Wings | Fingerling Hasselback Loaded Potato Bites | Bacon Jalapeño Deviled Eggs | Sweet Potato Snackers | Smoky and Spicy Candied Cashews | Smoky Candied Bacon | Baby Pizza Bites | Spinach and Artichoke Dip | Chunky Pineapple Guacamole with Grilled Sweet Potato Chips | Roasted Red Pepper Dip | Pulled Pork Waffle Sliders | Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Easy Guacamole
Sweet Snacks: Raspberry Cheesecake Bites | Holiday Raspberry Caramel Tart | Cinnamon Candied Pecans | Raspberry Caramel Chocolate Cups | Almond Butter Blondies | Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies | Easy Chocolate Almond Butter Cups | Salted Chocolate Coconut Pistachio Clusters | Pomegranate Coconut Chocolate Bark | Double Chocolate Energy Bites | Cookie Pie Ice Cream Bites
- 3 cups frozen blackerries
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 bottle of chilled prosecco
- Place blackberries and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Let cook for about 5-8 minutes until the berries begin to break down and burst. Make sure to mix occasionally to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- After they are done cooking, place in a blender and blender for about 1 minute until smooth then run pureed mixture through a fine mesh strainer over a bowl to remove any of the seeds. Place in the fridge to cool for about 20 minutes.
- Pour about 1 tablespoon of the blackberry puree into a champagne flute then top the rest off with prosecco and give it a light swirl with a spoon to combine. It's as simple as that!