Shrimp Bites

2 sticks butter, softened                    1 tsp. garlic powder

1 (16 oz) jar Cheese Whiz                  1 lb. fresh shrimp, cooked and diced

2 tbsp. mayonnaise                            12 English muffins, quartered

3 shakes Tabasco sauce

Combine all ingredients, except English muffins in a large mixing bowl. Spread in a large pan at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until brown. Can be frozen, but should be baked for 5-8 minutes longer before freezing.  Makes 10-12 servings.

 

Frosty Minted Lemonade

1 cup of sugar

2 cups water

1 cup lemon juice

8-10 mint leaves

1 quart lemon soda

 

Combine 1 cup sugar with 2 cups water.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Add 1 cup lemon juice (fresh frozen or bottled), ice cubes and 8-10 mint leaves, if desired.  Shake hard.  Add a 1 quart bottle of carbonated water (lemon soda).

 

Serve immediately over cracked ice in tall glasses.  Top with fresh mint sprig.

Strawberry Lemonade

4 quarts Strawberries, hulled

4 cups fresh lemon juice

4 quarts water

2/3 cups sugar (your preference for sweetness)

 

In a food processor or blender, puree the strawberries.  In large pan, add strawberries, lemon juice, water and sugar. Stir 10 minutes over medium heat.  DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat, skim off foam.  Pour into pitchers and enjoy over ice.  Serves a crowd. Can be frozen and thawed. Delicious as shaved ice.

Quantity Fruit Punch

3 quarts pineapple juice

3 cups orange juice

2 1/2 cups sugar

4 1 pint, 12 oz bottles ginger ale

2 1 pint, 12 oz bottles carbonated water

1 1/2 cups lemon juice

1/3 cups lime juice

1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves

 

Combine juices, sugar and mint.  Chill. Just before serving, add remaining ingredients. Pour over cake of ice in punch bowl. Serves 75 4 oz. servings