Friday, December 19, 2014

Oranges for Children, a festive foods rewind

This special recipe marks the end of a series of re-posted recipes. We in this household have plenty. And currently we want for nothing. We have a simple style of enjoying life that is enriching to our souls and to our health. In these posts, I wanted to show that the foods cooked everyday are festive, especially when served to those you love. 

Please Lord,
bless the food before us, 
the family beside us,
and the love between us,
Amen

And now..........

During the next few days, I will share some delicious recipes that are perfect for the upcoming holiday gatherings that may occur at your home with family and friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This recipe originally posted September 4, 2011.

I could not resist this special recipe. This is from much more than a cookbook. This book could also have been titled " How I worked very hard and cooked up a great life, full of wonder and memories."

I found this jewel of a book, out thrifting one day. I was drawn to it immediately, and wanted to own it and the lessons of life woven into each chapter. One could assert that these lessons if you will were actually disguised within the chapters. After each chapter story, arranged through the years, there are recipes to match the adventure.

This recipe touched my heart.


Oranges for Children
adapted from:
Take Big Bites, Chapter 14, set in the year 2002

Step 1:

Buy a bag of oranges.

Step 2:

Give them to children, that do not have oranges.



Such a simple recipe.

As always thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. We appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Root Beer Float Punch Bowl, a festive foods rewind

During the next few days, I will share some delicious recipes that are perfect for the upcoming holiday gatherings that may occur at your home with family and friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This recipe originally posted April 26, 2013.

Sometimes you need to add a fun touch to your gathering, this punch brings out the kid in everyone!

Warning!
The following photo does not show this delicious treat in the best light.....



But trust me, this is delicious! It is also fun and a great way to have root beer floats for a large group. I have offered this treat at work during out tenant lunches. It is the first thing gone from the buffet table. Just ignore the photo, because it is a fact, brown is not a good color to photograph, but check out the easy directions below!

Root Beer Float Punch aka "Ugly Mutt" Punch!
by the seat of my pants!

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, let soften a bit for easy scooping
2 2 liter bottles of root beer
whipped cream, if desire

Gently pour one of the bottles of root beer into your punch bowl. Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Carefully add the remaining bottle of root beer.

Ladle into glasses, add a straw and some whipped cream for a festive touch, then enjoy!

As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. We appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!