“Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond Shares New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas

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“Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond is getting ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve with her husband, Ladd. The couple’s five kids will all be away from home, so Ree is planning a NYE dinner that will be appropriate for two people.

Ladd and I are staying in this New Year’s Eve, and I’m starting to figure out our little dinner-for-two menu since I’m sure [their youngest son] Todd will be with his friends (he’ll be leaving for college five days later!),” Ree wrote on Facebook.

Ree addressed those who are “in the same dinner-for-two boat” this NYE. She shared some “great” dinner ideas to give people inspiration for their own celebrations.

As for Ree and Ladd, she said they’ll “definitely” enjoy beef during their dinner. She’s going to “have fun” with the sides and desserts she’ll make to accompany their main course.

Ree shared a slideshow of NYE recipes that was posted on her Pioneer Woman website by Rebekah Lowin. The slideshow contains 61 recipes, and features everything from appetizers to desserts.

Several recipes included in the slideshow tap into tradition, and feature ingredients that are supposed to bring good luck and fortune in the New Year. Some of those recipes are Ree’s Hoppin’ John (a traditional black-eyed pea dish) and Sesame Pork Noodle Salad.

While Ree is making a NYE dinner for just Ladd and herself, the recipes featured in the slideshow could work for a couple or a crowd. View the full slideshow here if you’re searching for some new recipes to try for your NYE’s dinner.

If you’re especially interested in desserts, check out the video below. It includes Ree’s top ten dessert recipes of all time.

We hope Ree and Ladd have a happy New Year, and wish you all the same!