Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crafternoon Part 2-The Details

Hello! Thank you for reading today! Are some of you wondering what happened to the punch recipe that was suppose to appear on Monday? You don't have any idea what I am talking about, do you? Okay. Click Here to catch up.

Anyway, I love details. They stress me out, make me crazy, make Bradley crazy, scare Calvin, and drive me to the brink...but then, after it somehow comes together, they make me smile, and when I smile, Bradley smiles and Calvin wants to cuddle.

So because I spent so much time on "The Details" I want to show them to you. 

1. White Chocolate Dipped Oreos

The oreos drove me crazy. I thought it would be cute to dip them in white chocolate and decorate them with red candy melts...well as you can see they didn't dip smooth. And un-smooth oreos make me crazy.
But, I let it go. Because I had two types of olives.

2. Vegetable Tray

A whole can of black olives disappeared by the end of the afternoon. That makes me nervous...
I also really love baby carrots. When I was little, my mom had me drink freshly juiced carrots. I turned a lovely shade of orange. True story.

3. Fruit Tray
 I don't have any stories about the fruit.

4. Lots of Appetizers

Some lovely friends brought lots of other delicious snacks.

6. My "welcome" station

Calvin spilled that green paint all over the porch and all over himself.

6. "Crafty" Decorations

All the craziness of trying to pull it all together was worth it..for sure. It always is. :)

Oh, I almost forgot...

7. (The number of completeness, thank you seminary education) The Punch

Slush Punch*
Slightly adapted from Simple Recipes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 quart orange juice
  • 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage, gingerale or champagne.
  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture in half, and freeze in 2 separate containers.*You can double bag gallon ziplocks and lay them flat on a baking sheet to freeze.
  2. When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl, and stir in 1 bottle of lemon-lime soda until slushy.
*This recipe makes 2 large punch bowls.  

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