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June 7, 2016

OPEN HOUSE PUNCH


What would I ever have done without my Mother?
Entertaining was her specialty,
so Miss Judy and I were fortunate enough
to learn from the "hostess with the mostest!"
Summer months often mean you throw open
your doors and welcome family and friends into your home
for a relaxing weekend just visiting and catching up
with each other's lives.
Mother served this cool, refreshing punch
often when we would host cousins and company!


OPEN HOUSE PUNCH
1 (46 ounce) can of Hawaiian punch
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice, chilled
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 (12 ounce) can of 7-up chilled
1 (16 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, chilled
1/2 pint of fresh strawberries, diced

Mix all ingredients together in a large pitcher. 
Place in freezer until slushy.
Serve ice cold!

14 comments:

  1. A can of Hawaiian punch! Just those words, bring back memories. :-)

    Is that the front of your home? If so, it is lovely.

    Tessa

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  2. Isn't that the truth...Hawaiian Punch....took me back to when I ran across Mother's recipe! This home is a private residence I photographed on Peaks Island in Maine. We ferried over to the island often. Very quiet and peaceful.

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  3. This punch looks sooo refreshing, Betsy -- thank you for sharing the recipe with us! This time of the season always feels full of promise, doesn't it? Lots of summer activities to look forward to. By the end of July, I've usually had it with the heat and humidity. ;) I, too, love the picture of that beautiful home; it looks so comfy and inviting.

    Hope you have a great day!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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    1. Hey Denise! Yes....summer is here for sure...already hot! The humidity can be awfaul by Mother always said it was good for a facial! Have a great week love!

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  4. What would we have done without our mothers is the truth, Betsy! Her recipe sure would be lovely in the afternoon. Great photographs! ♥

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    1. What was a favorite summer recipe from your Mother Martha Ellen..I would love to read about that! Hope you are having a lovely summer day! Hugs!

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  5. We always made Hawaiian Punch and 7-Up with rainbow sherbet!

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  6. Sounds delicious Deanna...love that idea too! Thank you for visiting and have a lovely evening!

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  7. O, my goodness...we used to make this punch when MY mama was alive. She loved it so much and served it often....now, I am thirsty for some, too.....xoxo

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  8. Sounds yummy! I love to entertain in the summer, too! This punch will be a welcome treat! Thanks for sharing it! :) ~Rhonda

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  9. Oh, it is a very pretty punch for parties, I will Pin it...
    Love your border!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  10. Hosting wedding shower in 2 weeks. This will be perfect. And like the others...Hawaiian punch? Brings back floods of memories!!

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  11. Hawaiian punch... I think I can see the image in my mind. That sounds like a wonderful summer drink. I'll have to give it a try. -Jenn

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  12. That sounds refreshing for a hot summer day.

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