Hey, guys! Ready to say goodbye to 2016?
Yeah, me too, me too! C’mon, let’s get it over with. Be done with 2016. Add another year to our age. Why prolong the agony, we’re all going to be old eventually, anyway.
Well, that’s depressing, haha… But seriously, I can’t wait to count down to the New Year.
I’m so excited! A couple of my girlfriends are going to be at Times Square to welcome the New Year with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. And they promised they’ll hold up a sign with #FiestaFriday on it!
I’ll be glued to the TV, looking out for them!!!
Now, let’s talk some more about that important thing we’ve been talking about – The Challenge. In a nutshell, it will be a healthy recipe challenge.
I know it’s predictable and all to go with the healthy theme, but hey, my philosophy is…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. People do want to start the new year by doing the healthy, after doing the heavy. You know, the heavy eating, drinking, partying, blah blah…
They want to undo all that now by doing the healthy. Am I right? We should, anyway…just sayin.
So, start thinking healthy, guys. I will fine tune the idea and present the challenge in more detail in the next couple of weeks. There WILL be surprise ingredients and maybe even PRIZES involved. It’ll be exciting! So stay tuned!
So many great posts last week! These caught my eye.
Christmas Polar Bear Cookies
from Sarah @ Sarah’s Little Kitchen
Santa’s Special Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Colleen @ Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
Mixed Berry Brownie
from Nimmi @ Adorable Life
Chorizo Polenta Bites
from Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau
Maple Spiced Nuts, So, So Moorish!
from Justine @ Eclectic Odds n Sods
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #152 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs, so we can feature you. Your co-hosts this week are Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Ginger @ Ginger & Bread
If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.
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Hi Angie! Looking forward to the healthy challenge! All the best in the New Year!
Remember the greens, Monika! You suggested it, lol. But there will be another surprise ingredient ? Have a smashing New Year! ????
Ai | Ai made it for you says
Hi Angie! Happy last Fiesta Friday of 2016!
I’m so excited for your healthy challenge! I’m starting the Whole30 program in January so I’m going to have to think healthy all throughout the month whether I want to or not haha. Can’t wait to hear more about this challenge!!
Perfect timing! I’ll give you a heads up, Ai…think green! ?? Have a smashing New Year, darlin!! ????
Teagan Geneviene says
Okay, okay, I confess — I’m a cookie monster! 😀 Delicious post. Happy New Year hugs.
Perfect! I’m baking some right now! ?
Oh, and Happy New Year!!
So happy to see Santa’s Special Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies featured this week! I’m pretty sure they’re going to be outlawed once the New Year’s healthy eating beings! Happy New Year!
Lol, I figured I’d better try these NOW!! I have 2 more days!! Sound so amazing, Colleen! And actually perfect for New Year celebration. You’re supposed to eat pork for good luck. I’ll be eating lots of bacon ??
Elaine @ foodbod says
A healthy eating challenge..? I’m on it!
Wishing you a very happy new year Angie x big love to Skye xx
Great! It’s right up your alley, Elaine! Happy New Year! ?? Skye said hi! ?
Flourish and Knot says
Nice to be back! Thanks for hosting. A healthy eating challenge… Yikes that’d be hard but worth it!
We can do it together, Sarah! On my own, there’s no way!! ?? Great to see you back! ?
Hello lovely Angie, I am making up for lost time with two posts this week, how greedy of me.
How exciting to see my nuts on here, I shouted out “Oh my nuts have been featured” my husband promptly replied “I didn’t think you had any nuts!” MEN!!!
Happy New Year to you and yours, hoping you have a wonderful 2017 and thank you for all your hard work with this foodie party that you put on weekly xxx
Yah, I know, MEN!! Though that’s a true statement. Can’t disagree there lol. Happy New Year to you and your funny husband and adorable sons!! ❤️❤️??
Hah yes a true statement thank goodness as I don’t need any additions to my body thank you 🙂
Happy New Year lovely Angie xx
Awww thanks so much for featuring my polar bear cookies! What a great end of 2016 😉
It would be so cool if we can see your friends with their #fiestafriday sign on television! Happy New Year, Angie!
You’re welcome, Sarah! A fitting way to end the year, I think. With a smile for everyone! The bear cookies are so adorable!! I hope they pick up the sign and show it on TV!!! I told them to maybe include AC360 or something to have a better chance lol
Happy New Year to you, dear Angie! You know that Fiesta Friday will always be near and dear to my heart! I am looking forward to another year of deliciousness with everyone who parties here!
I hope you have an awesome time at Times Square.
I have to say that I am really looking forward to some healthy recipes, so I will be up to the challenge for sure.
All the best for 2017! 😀
Thanks, Julianna! Let’s all have a fabulous 2017 filled with all the good things everybody ever wants! More food and fiestas for sure! ??
Hi Angie.. First of all thank you so much for the feature.. And then I’m excited for the new healthy food challenge ?!!
So looking forward for more details.. And wish you and all over here at the party , A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ??
You’re welcome, Nimmi!! And have a smashing NEW YEAR!! ??❤️❤️
Healthy? Okay… byeeee! Hahaha just kidding! I will try my best to my duty ? Happy FF, Angie. And have a wonderful 2017 to your beautiful family and of course to the adorable Skye, too! ❌⭕️❌⭕️
Hey, healthy can also be delish, Jhuls. Maybe ?? Anyway I have faith in you! Have a fabulous new year!! ??❤️❤️
Thanks for having faith in me, Angie, when I don’t have for myself. ? Thanks and have a wonderful 2017 to you! ?
Ann GrubbsnCritters says
Indeed…I second your be gone 2016! It’s been a crazy year. Now on to food, let’s make more! Happy new year, Angie!
You said it, girlfriend! Definitely a crazy year. Better times ahead I think. Let’s have a fabulous 2017, Ann!! ??
Ann GrubbsnCritters says
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Since I’ve been doing heavy all year, healthy will be a relief. Looking forward to it, Angie.
Yah, me too, Mary and I need to do healthy with a group of people to motivate me. I’d fail miserably otherwise ??
Thanks so much for hosting the party. Happy New Year!
My pleasure, Sherry! Have a smashing New Year! ??
Happy New Year! Thank you for bringing us all together every week, it is never the same if I miss it!
I loooove a challenge and can’t wait! Healthy food all the way! Actually it seems quite blissful after some pure indulgence and over eating lately!
All the best for a fantastic 2017!
Healthy food for a change should be good ? Seriously I’ve been looking for ways to update my recipes and improve my diet. My mom would approve ? Let’s have a fabulous 2017, Petra! And yes to more Fiesta Fridays!! ??
Hi Angie I am with you on that one! 🙂 just need to get tonight out of the way first! ?
Hi Angie, Thanks so much for hosting Fiesta Fridays! Best wishes for a very Happy & Prosperous New Year! Blessings, Janet
I can’t believe I didn’t stop by and say “thanks, ya’ll” and Happy happy New Year!! 🙂
Oh hey, better late than never ? Happy New Year, Mollie! Wishing you a fabulous year filled with happiness and more food! 2017 has got to be a better year!!
I hope so! 🙂 We had a rough year last year, so it HAS to be looking up!