Friday, October 7, 2016

Big Red Punch

Big Red Punch will be a hit with the kids and adults alike. It is a great punch to serve at any occasion! You may increase the recipe for the amount you need for your party. Enjoy!

You will need:

2 6-ounce cans lemonade concentrate
6 6-ounce cans water
2 cups pineapple juice
1 32-ounce bottle Big Red soda
1 10-ounce package frozen strawberries, thawed, sliced

Mix lemonade concentrate, water, pineapple juice, big red and strawberries in a large container.
Place in refrigerator to chill.
Serve Big Red Punch over ice in a large punch bowl.

Sausage Balls Appetizers

Sausage Balls Appetizers

Sausage Balls are a delicious appetizer that is popular at parties or snacking on before a meal. I have included a Mustard-Mayo Dipping Sauce and a Curried Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce that is yummy for dipping. These tasty dipping sauces are also great with chicken wings, chicken strips or other appetizers.

Ingredients needed for Sausage Balls:

1 pound bulk ground sausage, mild or hot
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
3 cups biscuit mix
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon melted butter
Directions for making Sausage Balls:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Grease or spray a baking sheet.
Step 3: In a large skillet, brown the sausage with celery and onion; drain well.
Step 4: Combine sausage mixture with the baking mix, egg, cheese, and butter.
Step 5: Mix well; form into balls about 1 inch in size.
Step 6: Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven on lightly greased or sprayed baking sheets for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned.

This recipe makes about 36 1-inch appetizers.
Mustard-Mayo Dipping Sauce
Ingredients needed for Mustard-Mayo Dipping Sauce:

1 cup mayonnaise
2 to 3 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
Directions for making Mustard-Mayo Dipping Sauce:
Step 1: Combine mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard and dill weed; mix well.
Step 2: Chill to blend flavors.
Serve with sausage balls or similar appetizer.
Makes about 1 cup of dip.
Curried Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce
Ingredients needed for Curried Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup pineapple or apricot preserves
1/2 teaspoon curry powder, or to taste
Directions for making Curried Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce:
Step 1: Combine mayonnaise, pineapple or apricot preserves and curry powder; mix well.
Step 2: Chill to blend flavors.
Serve with chicken wings or fried chicken strips, sausage balls, or other appetizer.
Makes about 1 cup.

Add a little less fruit preserves or a little more mayonnaise if the dip is too sweet for your taste.