New Year’s Eve is here! Time to celebrate another amazing year, squeeze yourself into a little black dress (after too many Christmas treats), pop the champagne and have a bit of  fun! Like these girls ——————————>>>>

It’s your last day of the holiday season to indulge in Christmas goodies. So enjoy yourself and eat those holiday appetizers. This Christmas I was given my first Company’s Coming cook book from the Entertaining for the Holidays edition. I found this little gem of an hors dóurve recipe which is an excellent way to finish off the last of your Christmas turkey leftovers. Turkey Romaine Spears, they are a quick easy and a tad bit healthier snack for your guests then a chocolate fondue.  Here’s the recipe.

1 cup finely chopped cooked turkey

1/2 cup chive & onion cream cheese

1/2 cup diced tart apple (such as Granny Smith)

2 tbsp chopped green onion

2 tbsp finely chopped red pepper

24 romaine lettuce heart leaves


Combine first 5 ingredients in bowl.

Spoon onto lettuce leaves.  Makes 24 spears.

This recipe reminds me of the Chinese cuisine dish; lettuce wrap. I  recommend rolling up the lettuce leaves then putting a tooth pick through the wrap  to keep it together for your guest. It makes it easier to eat.

Happy New Year everyone! I look forward to sharing more of my foodie treasures with you in the new year and thank you for reading and sharing your comments on and the VineVie Facebook page . Stay tuned for exciting things coming your way from VineVie in 2012. I’ll leave you with a clip from my all-time favourite movie Mermaids starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci preparing for their own New Years Eve 1964.