While you wait for Father Time to welcome in a new year, celebrate the momentous evening with a strictly adult gathering.

Now's not the time to watch waistlines! Enjoy a sparkling sit-down dinner showcasing two elegant entrees. Guests will count down the minutes to mealtime when Baked Lobster Tails and Gala Beef Tenderloin Fillets are on the menu. This surf-and-turf combination is so rich and satisfying you won't need to serve seconds. A simple side dish like New Year's Eve Potatoes rounds out the dazzling dinner.

To save time when entertaining on New Year's Eve, assemble New Year's Eve Potatoes in the morning and put into greased muffin cups; cover and chill. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking as directed.

After the stroke of midnight, wind down the festivities with assorted appetizers and desserts!

Tips for Lobster Tails

Lobster tails are a rich and filling entree, especially when served alongside steak. In Baked Lobster Tails, our home economists cut three lobster tails in half to feed six people.

  1. With a scissors, cut lengthwise through the shell on the underside of the lobster to expose the meat.
  2. Cut the tail in half lengthwise with a sharp knife.

  3. Place lobster tail halves cut side up on a cutting board. Using scissors, cut along the edge of shell to loosen the cartilage from the shell; remove and discard cartilage.