Mr. Food Cooking by the Calendar: Fifty-Two Weeks of Year-Round Favorites

Mr. Food Cooking by the Calendar: Fifty-Two Weeks of Year-Round Favorites

by Art Ginsburg
     
 
We all celebrate the "biggies" — New Year's, Memorial Day, July Fourth, and the others, but why not add Worldwide Chocolate Month and National Ice Cream Week to the list? Mr. Food shares fifty-two weeks of quick and easy recipes to help celebrate these and other occasions. There's a Valentine's Day menu that includes Two-Hearts Salad and Strawberry Sweetheart

Overview

We all celebrate the "biggies" — New Year's, Memorial Day, July Fourth, and the others, but why not add Worldwide Chocolate Month and National Ice Cream Week to the list? Mr. Food shares fifty-two weeks of quick and easy recipes to help celebrate these and other occasions. There's a Valentine's Day menu that includes Two-Hearts Salad and Strawberry Sweetheart Cake. In honor of the Chinese New Year, why not make Velvet Corn Soup, Easy Egg Rolls, and Almond Cookies? Or serve "Foods that Fool 'Em" — Meat Loaf Cake and Spaghetti Squash Scampi followed by Cherry Lasagna for April Fools Day? Mr. Food also shares his traditional menus with unique, easy twists for Easter, Passover, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, plus fun ideas like these: Super Bowl Munchies, Mother's Day Brunch, Father's Day Barbeque, Halloween Treats, and Autumn Harvest Dinner. Get ready for creative solutions that will make any day a holiday full of "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688156787
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
369
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.29(d)

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Touchdown Wings

4 to 6 servings

Let's put out a platter of these crispy wings to kick off our next Bowl game. Oh—don't forget lots of napkins!

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, melted
1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
5 pounds chicken wings (see Note)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.In a medium bowl, combine the butter, onion soup mix, and ground red pepper; mix well.Coat 2 large rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.Place the chicken wings on the baking sheets and spoon the butter mixture evenly over them.Bake for 20 minutes, or until no pink remains and the wings are crispy.

Note: Five pound bags of split wings are usually available in the frozen meat section of your supermarket and they're perfect for this recipe.Just make sure they're thawed before using.


Eye of a Hurricane

About 1 1/2 quarts, 4 to 6 Servings

It's the perfect time to throw a party and refresh the gang with a tropical-tasting "pick-me-up." This is a nonalcoholic spin-off of the popular drink traditionally enjoyed by Mardi Gras revelers!

1 can (12 ounces) frozen tropical punch concentrate, thawed
1 bottle (7 ounces) Roses' sweetened lime juice
1 liter lemon-lime-flavored seltzer

Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher; mix well. Serve in individual glasses over ice.

Note: For a real eye-popping Hurricane, garnish each glass with an orange slice and a cherry. And if you'd prefer a frosty Hurricane, put all the ingredients, plus a cup or so of ice, in a blender and give it a whirl. Wanna enjoy the real thing? Call Pat O'Brien's Bar at 1-800-597-4823.They're right in the heart of the French Quarter, and they'll ship the "have-fun" flavor of the original Hurricane right to your doorstep!

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