Happy New Year!

December 31, 2010 at 8:24 am Leave a comment



Happy New Year!

As you can see, MommaJam has a new look.  The URL, MommaJam.com, is the same, but the new site will emphasize MommaJam Radio interviews, instant replays from the MommaJam Minute on 95.9 WATD-FM, and an ongoing, behind-the-scenes at MommaJam blog.  Gradually, we will add content from the old site, which you can still access.

Today, check out the MommaJam Minute feature on 95.9 WATD-FM, from Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010.  We talk about surviving school vacation and delicious cocktails and mocktails to celebrate New Year’s Eve.  All recipes are listed below.

Surviving School Vacation

The snow storm saved parents in New England this holiday.  We didn’t lose any snow days and there was mounds of snow to play in for hours on end.  Snow tubing and sledding are a blast and keep kids busy outside.  If snow tubes are a must for anyone over 30 years old, if you want to avoid injury or pain.  Snow tubes are the Cadillac of sledding:  Fast, smooth, and comfortable.  With hard, plastic saucers, you feel every bump and risk getting bonked in the face.

Snow shoeing is great exercise for parents and kids.  LL Bean has a huge selection of snow shoes for adults and kids.  Find a woodsy trail to explore or race around your backyard.

Ring in the New Year in Style

Whether you’re hosting a bash or going to a small gathering with friends, it’s good to know in advance what you’re having to drink.  Here’s a list of classic cocktails, each with a new twist and mocktail idea for those who don’t drink alcohol.

Classic New Year’s Eve Drink:  Champagne

  • New Twist:  Presecco and Pomegranate Cocktail.  Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that is a lighter, lower cost alternative to Chapagne.  Pomegranate is the healthy  fruit du jour.  Mix 1 ounce of chilled pomegranate juice to 3 ounces of chilled champagne.  Serve in a long champagne flute.
  • Mocktail Version:  Sparkling cider with splash of peach or pear puree in a beautiful champagne flute.  Add raspberries for extra flavor, texture and color.

Classic Festive Cocktail:  Mojito, a traditional Cuban drink with fresh crushed mint and squeezed lime juice.  Add splash of sugar water, 1 ounce rum and club soda for fizz.

  • New Twist:  Add muddled strawberry or mango puree for a tropical feel.
  • Mocktail version:  Substitute pressed apple juice for the rum and chill with lots of ice.

Classic Shot:  B-52, a mix of Kahlua, Bailey’s and Grand Marnier.

  • New Twist:  Hot Shot.  Add 1/2 cup of hot coffee or espresso to stay cozy.
  • Mocktail Version:  Mocha Martini, with a mix of coffee and hot chocolate.   Pour into a martini glass with a rim dusted with powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa.

Make sure you have a designated driver, if you are leaving your house to celebrate.

Have fun and enjoy the holiday.


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