The English name for wrens goes back a long way to probable German and Icelandic origins. The old English name was wraenna and it eventually became wren as we know it today. Only the Eurasian Wren occurs in the old world where they are just called wrens. There are birds in Australia and New Zealand which are called wrens but are not the same family. Most wrens tend to be small and inconspicuous although they are noted for their loud songs. When we lived in North Carolina we used to have many of them feeding in our back yard and one time, Matt left the shed door open, and a wren built a nest at the top of a can of nails. I have also heard of wrens building nests in the pockets of old gardening jackets. They are another perky little bird and a joy to have around.
The minute I came across this recipe in Food.com I had to share it. I am a sucker for champagne cocktails. Once again, the picture did not come with the recipe, but it looks about right. Not sure it would serve 15 of my friends.
Waikiki Champagne Punch
About This Recipe
- 1 1/2 quarts fresh pineapple juice
- 2 (750 ml) bottles dry champagne, chilled
- 2 cups dry white wine
- 3 cups pineapple chunks in juice
- 1 pint strawberry
- 2 oranges, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- ice cube, as needed
- Combine the pineapple juice, champagne, wine and pineapple chunks in a large punch bowl.
- Add ice cubes as needed.
- Decorate the punch with the strawberries, orange slices and lemon slices.
- Add additional ice as needed.