With Christmas just days away, here are a few last-minute goodies. I, along with everyone here at the Edgerton Enterprise, wish you all a Merry Christmas! Thank you for your readership.
A new idea to add to your Christmas festivities is- a drink bar. Which is practically like dessert! This makes for (a great deal of work) a lot of fun for kids and adults! If your not creative, wheel on over to Pinterest and search drink bar ideas, or be specific about what drink you’re interested in-the possibilities are endless! Everyone will enjoy making their own drinks as well as a variety of garnishes. The following drink recipes come to you courtesy of the “100th Anniversary Cookbook, First CRC, Edgerton, Minnesota”.
Amaretto Cocoa Mix- Beva Snyder
- 1 box (1 lb 10 oz) nonfat dry milk (8 cups)
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 (8oz) amaretto flavored non-dairy creamer
- 1 jar (11 oz) non-dairy creamer
- 1 box (1lb) chocolate milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
In a very large bowl combine all ingredients- stir until well blended. To serve: stir 3 heaping tablespoons into 6 oz. hot water.
Drink Bar Garnish Suggestions:
Crushed graham cracker, miniature marshmallows, miniature chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, crushed peppermint candy
Russian Tea- Sue VanEssen
- 2 cups Tang®
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup instant tea
- 1/2 tsp. cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 Country Time Lemonade® mix or generic equivalent
Mix together and store in an airtight jar. Add 2 tsp. to 1 cup of boiling water. For grown-ups, it’s fun to get out old teacups and saucers.-m
Drink Bar Garnish Suggestions:
lemon slices, cinnamon sticks
Lambs Wool- DaVonne Wegener
I think this would be “big fun” for little kids to drink.
- 4 cups apple juice
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Serve hot, topped with grated orange and miniature marshmallows.
You can keep this hot in a crock pot.-m
Snack Mix Recipes
Snack Mix- Arlene Hulstein
- 1 bottle of Orville Redenbacher® popping oil
- 2 tsp. of onion salt
- 2 tsp. of garlic salt
Take the top off the Orville Redenbacher popping oil and add the onion and garlic salts- SHAKE WELL.
- bag of Bugels®
- 30 oz. of mixed nuts
- 2 bags of Combos®
- 1 box Munchums (original)- Think Chex Mix®- savory
- 3 boxes Air Crisps- Ritz Crackers® makes a “Ritz Crisp and Thin”
- 2 bags of pretzels, Wheat Thins®, Cheese Nips®, or Pepperidge Farm Fishes®
In a huge plastic bag (be sure it is a strong bag) put the above ingredients. As you put the oil in, shake the bag. Keep turning the snack mix over in the bag so it all gets coated. Tie the bag tightly shut and set the bag in the sink, turning the snack mix in the bag to thoroughly coat the snack mix. Marinate 24 hours. Place in clean ice cream pails and seal with lid. Stores well in the freezer.
Sweet Chex Mix- Gloria Roemeling
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 2 tbsp. white corn syrup
Boil for 2 minute and pour over:
- 2 cups pretzels
- 3 cups Crispix® or Corn Chex®
- 1 1/2 cups Bugles®
- 1 cup Goldfish® crackers
Bake for 45-60 minutes in 225° F oven on a cookie sheet or in a big roaster. Stir every 15 minutes and then again when you take it out.
This recipe was taken from the 1st Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin “Family Favorites” 1972.
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1 cup crushed pineapple
- 1/2 cup light cream
Mix above ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking to 238° or reaches a soft ball. Remove from heat. Cook to lukewarm. Then add”
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Beat until candy is thick and loses its gloss. Pour in an ungreased square pan at once. When firm, cut into squares.
That’s it my friends. Next week hot dips and appetizers for the New Year! Until then, here is to good food, good friends and a very good life.
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.