With lots of green for St. Patrick’s Day, I am contributing with a Green Punch (no-alcoholic drink), for those who are too young, or not so fond of alcohol, to be indulging in Guinness, or other green beer. This is a quite refreshing punch, suitable for any occasion.
These Ukrainian Easter Eggs were decorated by my Great-Aunt and her children, in Queens, New York, over 80 years ago. The “sticks” displayed in front of the platter, are home made styluses, used for drawing the outlines for the design on these eggs. The stylus handles were made from tree twigs, and the metal funnels were made from a metal can cut out…..such was life 70 years ago.
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If you are planning a party and need ideas to expand your menu beyond the chips and dips, Swedish Meatballs will to the trick. You can make these from scratch, or cut on preparation time, and buy ready made Italian Style frozen meatballs, just add the sauce, and cook. I tried the ready made meatballs once, and they are almost as good as home made.
If you like chili, or baked beans, you will enjoy this Calico Beans recipe.
It is very tasty and inviting on a cold winter day, or at a barbecue. You will not be slaving over the stove mixing it endlessly, since once you are done with all the prep work, it cooks slowly on its own, in the slow cooker. The smell of fried bacon and barbecue sauce plays games with everyone’s taste buds.