Champagne Sorbet Punch
3 cups chilled pineapple juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 quart pineapple sorbet
1 (750 ml) bottle champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
In a punch bowl, combine juices. Just before serving, scoop sorbet into punch bowl and add champagne. Stir gently. Punch will be very frothy. Serve before sorbet melts completely.
Note: You can use any flavor sorbet, but choose something that is white or yellow in color to maintain the champagne color of the punch. If you don't mind it being pink, then choose any flavor you want, and you can even use pink champagne.
Champagne Punch ~~ 2
Serves about 36
46 ounces Hawaiian punch
6 ounce can frozen lemondade, thawed
1 quart ginger ale
1 bottle champagne
Add an ice ring, and float orange slices and strawberries on top.
My Mother's Champagne Punch ...
6 ounce can frozen lemondade, or limeade if you prefer a tartness - thawed
1 bottle white wine
1 bottle champagne
3 quarts of strawberries fresh preferable but.. 2 bags of frozen wks well (and if your truly being rather festive, I add a bag of mixed frozen fruit)
Also a large container of lime sherbet .... or a lemon sorbet.
My girlfriend actually makes party ice cubes from a combination of fruit and vodka -- frozen orange pieces -- it's interesting -- and adds a bit of a zing --
PS -- re: my Mothers Punch -- if you want the punch to have a kick to it -- freeze the strawberries or use fresh & frozen or yes, just the frozen .. what happen's is the alcohol actually tends to settle in the fruit -- make sure your guest who imbibe have a designated driver!!!!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Toasted sesame seeds add extra crunch and a tasty surprise to this easy-to-eat dessert. Look for large strawberries with stems for the nicest presentation.
Serves about 20
1/3 cup walnut pieces, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2 tablespoons fat-free half-and-half
20 large strawberries with stems (about 2 pints), rinsed and dried
Heat oven to 275?F. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
While nuts are toasting, place sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, gently shaking pan back and forth, until seeds are golden, about 5 minutes. Allow nuts and seeds to cool, then mix together in a shallow bowl.
Heat chocolate and half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking until chocolate is melted, about 3 minutes.
Line a baking pan with wax paper.
Dip strawberries into chocolate (about three-quarters of the way in), then dip one side into nut and seed mixture, coating well. Place nut side up in baking pan. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes, and serve.
Makes 10 (2-piece) servings
(We actually use to have several Fondue pots and side dishes for our New Yr's Eve Parties .. 1 had cheese and french bread pices -- 1 had chocolate for the strawberries -- 1 had hot hebal oils to cook the pork/beef & chicken pieces and a seperate pot of oil for veggies like the tri colored peppers - onions - mushrooms)
We also made a Herring Salad --
Get a large jar of : Vita Herring in Sour Cream & Onions -- a small jar of sweet gerkins (those tiny baby sweet pickles) -- a small jar of beets and capers.
This is a to taste preference recipe.....
cut the a few pickles and almost all the beets into small pieces (a food processor on pulse a few times does the trick) -- blend them w/the Herring and a few capers(remember capers are salty) -- taste and add to taste.
(Herring Salad is a good luck traditional food from Germany)
In the South ...... good luck food consists of ...
Black Eyed Peas -- and Collard Greens (my favorite)
I actually take Turnip Greens/Collard Greens and Kale - (fresh)
wash and clean the dirt - get rid of yellowed leaves - cut the ends - (I tear them into smallish pieces to better cook and steal from the pot) ..... lol
while I am cleaning the greens I have a stock pot w/some bacon cooking ... I then put them (the cleaned greens) into a pot - you can use water but, I cook mine in chicken broth -- season w/salt -- pepper -- cook until tender -- I add before serving 1/4 - to 1/2 stick of butter and let it simmer for about 5 - 10 minutes longer before serving them and I hope that there is enough left to serve -- because I love these and have no hesitation eating all of them. ;-} .
(LOL Here are also some non Food New Yrs Traditions -- Yellow Underwear/Red Pants and Green socks are traditional good luck colors and they all sybomlize good health - prosperity - from the Orient and Spanish Traditons). I think it is also a Celtic tradition or so Kim said .. hmmmm.
Kim is going looking for the magazine (First 2004) - we saved w/all the New Yrs Good Luck Tradtional Customs/Food .. so ck back in a day or 2 maybe????
Fruitcake is also a New Yr Good Luck food (but I do not like it... otherwise)...