Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bacon-wrapped Shrimp, Lime Punch and Baked Apple Butter

I've been digging through my clippings box and thought these three recipes sounded great for summer. It says to bake the shrimp, but I think they would be wonderful on the grill. The trick to shrimp "on the barbie" is to not leave them on too long or they'll dry out.

The lemon-lime punch sounds very refreshing for those hot weather get-togethers. And I think apple butter is good anytime, but who wants to stand over a hot stove in the summer? This recipe says that you can bake it in the oven (bet a crock pot might work, too!)

Happy Thursday! It's almost the weekend.

Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon

24 large shrimp (flash frozen or fresh)
One 16 oz bottle French dressing
12 strips bacon, halved

Peel, clean and devein shrimp. Marinate in dressing for 2 hrs. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap each shrimp w/ bacon and secure w/ toothpick. In shallow baking pan, bake for 20 min, turning once. Drain on paper towels before serving. 12 servings.

Punch for a Crowd

Three .16 oz pkgs. of lemon-lime Koolaid drink mix
5 qts. (20 C) water
1 1/2 6 oz. cans frozen lemonade
3 C granulated sugar
1 qt. (4 C) gingerale

In a large 2 gal. container, mix Koolaid, water, lemonade and sugar. Chill for 1 to 2 hrs. To serve, put in a punch bowl and add the gingerale. Yields 7 qts.

This apple butter recipe is a very old looking newspaper clipping taped to an index card that I inherited from Aunt Sis' collection. It comes from the Indiana State Fair.

Baked Apple Butter

Makes 1 Qt.
2 cans (16 oz each) or 4 C homemade applesauce
2 1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C vinegar
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine applesauce, sugar, vinegar, cloves and cinnamon in a 2 qt. casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hrs. or until mixture is thick and almost transparent. Stir occasionally during baking. Pour into jars and store in the refrigerator.

I will be linked to for her recipe swap today.

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If you live anywhere in or near the Lawton-Fort Sill area please visit a participating Church of Christ during the Back to the Bible campaign, June 7-12.
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Are We Nearing the End of Time?
How is the Church of Christ Different?
What is God's Plan for the Perfect Home?
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-University at 2716 SW Cornell Ave. (across from Cameron U.)
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-Sullivan Village at 531 SE 45th St.
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