Party Punch to Celebrate Good Friends, Good Food & Good Times

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by Chris on January 22, 2011

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I am posting today from Birmingham, Alabama.  Yes, I live in Atlanta, but that’s only two hours away.  So, I hoped in my car, picked up Tami, and we were off.  Why?  FoodBlog South.

Sure, I am excited to meet Virginia Willis and Alison Lewis.  But, it’s another girls weekend with Tami and Helen, which is always fun.  Last time the three of us were together was in San Francisco because I was not able to get to Helen’s for Thanksgiving, so I missed out on a totally fabulous holiday. I can’t wait to for us to be around the same table, eating, chatting, and being girls. Paula, Jennifer, & Lana, just to name a few, will also be here.  Sweet!

To celebrate, I am toasting to Good Friends, Good Food & Good Times. It’s a non-alcoholic punch, since I don’t drink anymore…or at least the time being. The recipe comes from a former colleague from 1000 years ago.  He made it for the “8th Grade Formal” that our students attended every spring and I scribbled it down on paper at that time…college-ruled, loose leaf paper.  What can I say…I have been in education too long.

Cheers!  And, may your weekend be filled with Good Friends, Good Food & Good Times.

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Party Punch

2 46-oz cans pineapple punch
2 46-oz cans of water
1 ½ cups sugar
1 12-ounce can of frozen limeade
1 ounce almond extract
2 quarts (8 cups) sprite
lime slices for garnish

Stir together all the ingredients.  Serve in a punch bowl or decorative glasses over ice.

* Don’t want to water down your punch with ice?  Freeze cartons of pineapple juice and use the frozen bricks as your ice.

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Kate January 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM

I cannot buy pineapple punch or limeade her but I really like the idea of freezing bricks of pineapple juice.

Mele Cotte January 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Kate, The good thing about a punch like this is that the flavors can be replaced with whatever you prefer, or with what’s available. The “same flavor” brinks is the brain child of my mom. :)

pam January 22, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Foodblog South? Why didn’t I know of this!

Mele Cotte January 24, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Pam, I found out about it late, too. It was good. Pretty okay for the first year out.

Paula - bell'alimento January 24, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I’d like a pitcher please ; ) I had the bestest time FINALLY hanging out with you this past weekend. You are even more fabulous in person {if that was even possible ; )} Can’t wait to see you again in May! Mwah!

Mele Cotte January 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Paula, You helped make the trip. I loved hanging out. We must plan mini get togethers throughout the year. :) HUGS!

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