Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our Wedding Breakfast, More Strawberries.

Elise Fallson madeJust hitched a comment on my last blog which reminded me of a funny story. When Matt and I got married we catered for our reception ourselves as there were just a few of us. Some friends, his parents (mine were living in Spain) and his kids. We had cold roast meats and a couple of desserts. Matt had made an orange dessert which used liquor in the sauce, quite delicious. The party was in full swing. Matt had permitted the girls to have a sip of champagne to help celebrate the occasion. Everyone had eaten from the buffet although the food was still available if anyone wanted more. Then we discovered, to our horror, the two girls aged 5 and 10, sitting up at the table, calmly spooning up the juice from the oranges and thoroughly enjoying it. When Matt took them back to their mother, she was not too pleased to receive two tipsy kids.

This picture is approximate, not actual. The actual recipe has a black and white picture
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Orange Salad

Mediterranean Cooking for Pleasure – Spain
Serves 6

Spanish Oranges
6 oranges
6 oz castor sugar
½ pt (US 2/3 cup) water
1 Tbs seedless raisins
2 liqueur glasses brandy or rum

Peel the rind off one orange and shred it very finely, julienne. Put it in a saucepan with the sugar, raisins and water and cook to make a thick – but not brown – syrup. Peel the oranges so as to remove all the pith as well as the skin. Cut them in thin slices, removing the pips and put them in a glass dish. Pour over the syrup (including the rind) and chill. Sprinkle on the brandy or rum (or Kirsch or Maschino).

Going back to strawberries, I remembered a very simple recipe for using fresh berries, I call it Strawberry Cloud. A friend made it for a cook out one year and I enjoyed it.


Strawberry Cloud

Strawberry Cloud
1 pack strawberry jello
1 carton strawberries
1 tub coolwhip
1. Make jello according to instructions, when almost set, fold in the berries and then chill till set. Then gently fold in the coolwhip
Servings: 8

Have a great day
Jo_thumb[2]

14 comments:

  1. hello Jo !
    what a lovely picture of weddind !
    i'm glad to read you have still some tasty recipies ^^

    xx Virginie

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    1. Hi Ginie, how are you doing?

      Always good recipes.

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  2. Love the picture and the hat! And the story. Not the first kids to get tipsy at a grownup party, think of the kids that drink the last bit of liquor from glasses at a party when no one was watching :)

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    1. True. The cheeky little buggers were thoroughly enjoying themselves.

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  3. Oh, but it made for a funny story! Mom should've been watching the kids better.

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    1. Mom wasn't there Alex. I guess the bridedgroom, ie dad, should have been watching.

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  4. Oh wow, that's hilarious! And the recipe looks delicious :)

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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    1. We thought so at the time, but as I said, their mom was not happy at all.

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  5. As usual, I'm copying out the recipes ;)

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    1. That's what they're for. Hope you enjoy them.

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  6. Hi Jo .. fun story about the booze - my younger brother used to do the same .. emptied out all the finished glasses into one glass .. and enjoyed the remnants!!

    The wedding sounds just right .. small and happy - except for the ex!

    Happy asparagussing .. cheers HIlary

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    1. Kids! All those dregs mixed together must have tasted awful.

      It was a good day.

      Only a few asparagus days left now.

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  7. Funny! And that Strawberry Cloud looks delicious.

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    1. I met that recipe in North Carolina.

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