Almost all holiday's end up centered around a meal. New Year's Eve is one holiday that can be hard to cook for. If you give your guests a big meal they just might end up too tired to go on. After all, nothing puts you to sleep faster than a big holiday dinner. Of course, you could prepare a late, late dinner and plan on finishing it up in time to count down to the New Year. If you want to follow the Russian tradition, serve some pickled vegetables until midnight and then start rolling out a long, multi-coursed meal that will keep your guests partying until sunrise.