Friday, December 17, 2010

My Favorite Punch + Christmas Dinner

My cousin Olga said this was the best drink she's ever had. Its definitely my favorite punch and its pretty much a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Thank you Linda for the recipe:

Banana Slush Punch
(54 servings - but keep note, people will want seconds)

4 ripe bananas
2 cups white sugar
3 cups water
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
3 cups water
3 liters ginger ale; the colder the better.

In a blender, combine bananas, sugar and 3 cups water. Blend until
smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in pineapple juice. Blend in
orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate and 3 more cups water.

If making it in advance:
Divide into 3 plastic containers and freeze until solid.

Remove from freezer 3 to 4 hours before serving. Using one portion at a
time, place slush in a punch bowl and pour in 1 liter of cold ginger ale
for each.


Also excited for my parents to visit us for Christmas dinner this week. This will be the first holiday we will be hosting at our place. My mom is a tough cook to please, but I'm prepared with the following recipes:

I'll leave her the honor of making the dessert. She makes the best Russian pastries - maybe someday I'll learn...

Some more tools for holiday entertaining that may be useful:

West Elm's DIY Downloads

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