If you plan to spend this New Year's Eve holed up in a cozy apartment, tucked away from the inclement weather with your cat or with a few select loved ones, this small plate will liven up your environs. These marinated olives make a great tapas to serve along with some red wine and rustic bread. The lemon slices add a festive and colorful accent to the dish that makes the olives look even more enticing.
1 cup pitted green olives, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, thinly sliced and then quartered
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp dried oregano
Combine the oil, garlic, and oregano in a small bowl. Add the lemon slices, muddling some of the juices in the oil as you do so. Add the olives and mix. Allow the olives to marinate for a few hours before serving, mixing them in the juices every so often.