12 Recipes of Christmas, 3 and 4

23 Dec

I’ve just come back from the Caribbean and I’m in an island mood. Maybe you are too. You’ve got a Surfin’ Santa Hawaiian shirt, festive Tiki shot glasses and a copy of Bob Dylan singing Christmas Island. But you’re wondering what will make your Christmas table spark with tropical originality. These two recipes are for you.

3. Spam Party Ball

1 grapefruit

SPAM

grapes, black and green

mandarin oranges, drained

cherry tomatoes

cocktail onions

olives

sliced banana, dipped in lemon juice

button mushrooms

Cut the grapefruit so that it sits firm on a serving plate.

Cut Spam into cubes, slices or shapes with small pastry cutters.

Arrange the Spam on cocktail sticks with a selection of ingredients, making each as colorful as possible. Spear the sticks into the grapefruit for serving.

(From The Book of SPAM, Meals, Snacks ‘n’ Party Ideas, 1992)

 

4. Fruit-soup Dessert

1 11-ounce package mixed dried fruits

1/2 cup golden seedless raisins

3 to 4 inches stick cinnamon

4 cups water

1 orange, unpared, cut in 1/4 inch slices

2 1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice

1/2 cup currant jelly

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca

1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine mixed fruits, raisins, cinnamon and water. Bring to boiling, reduce heat; simmer uncovered till fruits are tender, about 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to boiling; cover, cook over low heat 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or chilled. Makes 8 to 10 servings

(from Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Cook Book 1959)

 

You know you want these…

tiki

http://www.retroplanet.com/PROD/34345

 

 

 

 

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