New Year's menu help
DH and I are giving a small dinner party on New Year's eve. I'm thinking the first course will be a rich tomato basil soup. Second course a salad with baby greens, hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, and basalmic vinaigrette.
The main course will be a roasted whole tenderloin of beef (marinated in a nice merlot with chopped shallots).
For the life of me, I'm having a really hard time with side dishes. Nothing seems "festive" enough. Grilled asparagus spears? Roasted red bliss potatoes? Sauteed baby squash? Lookin' for ideas, folks... (Linda C, are you here?)
One constraint: nothing that involves shellfish or pork