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7 Perfect Party Foods To Ring In The New Year

7 Perfect Party Foods To Ring In The New Year

The New Year is almost at our doorsteps. Different people choose to welcome the New Year in different ways. Some people prefer to go out and celebrate while others do so in the comfort of their home. Every occasion can be made more enjoyable and special with the right food. No celebration or party is complete without the perfect party food.

While planning a menu for the New Year Eve’s party it is important that you make it extra special. You should remember that perfect party food is the food that can be eaten easily with just a few bites.

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Here are some of the delicious party foods that will make your New Year celebration extra special.

1. Honey Dinner Rolls

The smell of baked homemade bread is always a source of warmth and coziness. Adding fresh homemade bread to the New Year’s Eve menu is an excellent idea, as it ignites the holiday spirit. You can always make the dinner rolls unique by adding a little honey to them. You can make them beforehand in batches and serve them to your guest. Overall, they take a little more than an hour to prepare.

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2. Honey Poached Oranges

It is a party dish which is very easy to make. You can prepare it in less than five minutes! It requires little ingredients and the main star of the dish is the citrus. If you buy fresh oranges you can easily create this beautiful dish. It is a delicious winter dish as it is made up of fragrant winter spices. You can make the dish extra special by adding splendid toppings such as vanilla ice cream etc.

3. BBQ Jackfruit Buns

These are perfect appetizers for a party. They are delicious and extravagant as well. The jackfruit is juicy, tender and also meaty. It is perfect for absorbing all the deliciousness of the BBQ marinade. Stuff the mixture in beautiful, fluffy dough and it will create crispy buns. You can serve the buns with a variety of sauces like soy sauce or chili sauce.

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4. Butternut Squash Crostini

Greet the New Year with the delightfulness of the Butternut Squash Crostini. These crispy pieces of French bread are a perfect party food. These are the perfect one-bite dish. You can make the dish extra scrumptious by adding roasted butternut squash dressing on the top. To give the sophisticated dish a festive look you can also add dried cranberries on the top.

5. Fried Olives Stuffed with Garlic

People love to eat olives. Take some fresh salty olives and stuff them with roasted garlic. Cover the olives in bread and then fry until crispy brown. You can serve these beautiful brown and crispy stuffed olives with a homemade sauce of your choice. The dish is not only delicious but also easy to prepare.

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6. Stuffed Mushrooms

The mushrooms are stuffed with ingredients such as spinach, chopped zucchini and ,to add a crunchy texture, hazelnuts. The delightful filling is topped with parmesan cheese. You can add as many grated kinds of cheese as you like. The stuffed mushrooms are then baked so that they become crispy and crunchy. They are the perfect one-bite party food. You can make the dish look more elegant by making sure that the mushrooms are of the same size but even if they are not they’ll still be good!

7. Caramelized Onion Tartlets

This is also a perfect party dish. The shells of the tartlets can be prepared ahead of time and stored. You can also prepare the filling beforehand. It is an easy and quick dish that can be assembled in minutes and it is easy to serve as well. The beautiful shells are made up of bread. To make them crispy, they are brushed with butter and baked. The filling is made up of sun dried tomatoes and onions.

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10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

Sleeping is one of the most important things we do every night.

Getting the right amount of sleep has an untold number of health benefits and not getting enough sleep is a serious problem in many countries around the world.

So you should have heard of the many benefits of getting adequate sleep, but did you know that you can get additional benefits by sleeping naked?

Here are some benefits of sleeping in the nude:

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1. It is easier.

When you don’t have to worry about sleeping in clothes, things start to get easier. You don’t have to buy pajamas, which can save you money. You have less clothes to wash and less clothes to put away. You may have to clean your bed sheets more often, but not nearly as often as you’d have to wash your pajamas when you run out.

2. It forces you to be ready to go more often.

Some people get off of work, change into their pajamas, and use this as an excuse to stay home the rest of the evening. This can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle, which has been attributed to things like weight gain.[1] When you keep your regular clothes on, you tend to go out more often and that’s a good thing.

3. It can make you feel happier and more free.

Just imagine the feeling of laying in bed naked. You’re free of your pants and underwear. Women, you’re not wearing a constrictive bra. It’s just you sandwiched between two cool sheets. The feeling just makes you want to smile and it makes you feel more free. Everyone can use that kind of good feeling every now and then, and it may even help you be happier as a person.

4. Skin-on-skin contact is the best.

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    If you’re married, or living with your significant other, sleeping naked gives a greater chance of skin-on-skin contact, especially when it comes to cuddling. This kind of contact can also lead to a more active sex life. All of this releases copious amounts of oxytocin, which is the neurotransmitter that helps you feel those good feelings about your significant other.[2]

    5. It could lead to better sleep.

    Let’s revisit the scenario I described above. There are no drawstrings or clothes getting tangled in sheets. You don’t have to worry about shirts getting twisted. All of these distractions go away when you sleep naked and it may help you get better, deeper sleep. You don’t need science to tell you that better, deeper sleep only helps you be healthier.

    6. It can help your skin.

    For once your body gets to breathe. Your private parts, armpits, and feet are generally restricted all day and are often covered by multiple layers, even in the summer time. Give those parts a chance to air out and breathe. This can lower the risk of skin diseases, like athlete’s foot, that result from wet, restricted skin.[3]

    7. It helps you regulate your cortisol.

    Cortisol is a very strange chemical in the body but it can do a lot of damage. When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges so your body can better create cortisol. If you sleep overheated your cortisol levels tend to stay high, even after you wake up. This can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food, weight gain, and more terrible things.[4] Sleep naked so you can keep your body temperature down and sleep well so your body can properly produce and regulate cortisol.

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    8. It balances your melatonin and growth hormone.

    Continuing along that same vein, keeping your sleeping environment below 70 degrees (F) every night can help your body regulate its melatonin and growth hormone levels. These chemicals help the body do things like prevent aging and are essential to good health. When you sleep in clothes, your body heats up and prevents effective use of these hormones. In other words, sleeping with clothes on makes you grow old faster.

    9. It can keep your sex organs happier.

    For men, the cooler sleeping conditions allows your testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep your sperm healthy and your reproductive systems functioning as normal. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm, moist conditions.[5] When it’s cooler and dryer, the growth of yeast is prevented.

    10. Sleeping in the summer is more bearable.

      Summertime is a tricky time to get good sleep. If you don’t have air conditioning, then you may find your bedroom a bit stuffy at night.

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      Shedding those bedtime clothes can help the bedroom feel more comfortable. You may even be able to turn the A/C off on those cooler nights, which can save you a few bucks on your electricity bill.

      Don’t wake up drenched in sweat again because your thermostat is downstairs and the hot air expands up to your bedroom where the thermostat can’t read the warm temperatures.

      Sleep well with your naked body!

      With these tips in mind, it’s time to start taking off your clothes at night!

      Of course, there are times where clothes are preferable. If you are ill or it’s cold outside, then you should sleep with clothes on to help you stay warm and prevent further illness. Otherwise, go commando!

      If you’re looking for more tips to sleep well and get up feeling energetic, I recommend you to check out this guide:

      Want to Feel More Energized Throughout the Day? Start With This

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