Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

submitted by Patty over at Mrs. John in Ghana

My Nina was an amazing cook! I loved visiting her each summer, and I loved eating her delicious food!
Not only could she cook, but she could also sew! Every so often, we'd receive a big box in the mail full
of beautiful new clothes she'd made for us.
My Nina went to Heaven when I was just 12 years old. Oh, how I miss her!
But each year at Christmas, we have a little something to remind us of her.....her famous Christmas
Punch! What a lovely remembering it is!
Nina's Cranberry Punch
1 3-oz. pkg cherry gelatin (raspberry and cranberry also work wonderfully)
1 c. boiling water
1 6-oz. can lemonade, pineapple, or orange concentrate (a liter of pineapple or orange juice also work)
3 c. cold water
1 qt. cranberry juice (2 liters of any type of cranberry juice will do the trick - we have a delicious kiwi-cranberry juice we can often find in Ghana)
1 pt., 12 oz. ginger ale (I sub 2 liters of Sprite!)
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in frozen concentrate. Add cold water and cranberry juice. Add ginger ale.
As you can see, there are lots of ways to make this work! And trust me, everybody at your Christmas table
will thank you!
(This is a photo of a picture I took at my aunt's house over Thanksgiving. It was taken when my Nina was 15 years old,
right before she got married!)

1 comment:

Jolene said...

That sounds so yummy! I just added it to my grocery list.... now I just need to find out if we even HAVE cranberry juice in our area. I can remember that we had it in the capital city, but I'm not too sure about here...

Thanks for sharing!