Friday, November 17, 2006

Retro Recipe Challenge #5: Boozy Holiday

I look forward to the holidays each year -- baking, listening to Christmas carols, sending out holiday cards -- but I also find them stressful. The over-crowded malls, the bleeding of money, the desire to get everything just right; sometimes it's just too much.

And that's when a visit with Johnny Walker comes in handy. He and his friends Captain Morgan, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and the rest really help take the edge off a stressful holiday season.

You may say I'm a boozer, but I'm not the only one.

As such, the theme for Retro Recipe Challenge #5 is Boozy Holiday. Here's the nitty gritty:

Cook up a holiday-appropriate dish featuring alcohol OR mix up a festive holiday drink using a recipe first published between 1900 and 1980. For help in searching for a recipes, visit “helpful links” on the sidebar of Retro Recipe Challenge Blog.

If your religion or lifestyle prevents you from consuming alcohol, then you may submit a mocktail recipe.

Take a picture of your creation(if possible)
Post the recipe, the picture and your results on your blog. Please include:
--The year the recipe was published
--Where the recipe came from
--How it tasted
--A tag for --A link to this post

Send an email to RetroRecipeChallengeATgmailDOTcom by Friday, December 15 at 11:59pm EST. Please include:
--RRC#5 in the subject line
--your first name or blogging nickname
--your blog's name and your blog's URL
--the recipe name and the post's URL

I hope today you'll join us, and the world will drink as one.


Retro Recipe Challenge #4: Fall Favorites Round-Up

"Welcome, everyone, to the Junior League's 'Cats in Trees Benefit Dinner.' As you probably know, cats getting stuck in trees has reached epidemic levels in our community, diverting our firemen from their primary task. Just last week, a church, a hospital, and a convent all burned down while the Fire Department was busy getting Queenie out of a maple tree. But before we get to our keynote speaker, please enjoy the lavish spread provided by our wonderful members."

~Soups, Starters & Sides~

Brilynn at Jumbo Empanadas is ladeling out Borscht .

Ulrike aka ostwestwind at Küchenlatein serves up Swede Mash, with a side of sausage.

For your salad, Gillian at Food History has salad cream .
(Artist's interpretation.)

Hometown girl Laura Rebecca has Poppin Fresh Barbecups .

(Artist's interpretation.)

~Entrees ~

Em from Kitchem cooked up Beef Bourguignonne .

Anh from Ahn's Food Blog created a lovely Beef Stroganoff .

Cathy from Not Eating Out in New York offers the exotic Moussaka.

Emily at Appetitive Behavior melts comfort food fans hearts with Susan's Macaroni, Tomato and Cheese.

If you can't decide what to order, sit back and let Stephanie at Dispensing Happiness serve you Irish Stew, Brown Bread, and Dark Gingerbread.


Becke of Columbus Foodie is dishing out Autumn Apple Squares .

La Vida Dulce at La Vida Dulce offers up that perenial favorite, Cranberry Wine Mold.
(An interpretation.)

Rachel at Food Maven cooked up Betty Crocker's recipe for Chocolate Fudge
(Yet another artist's interpretation)

Breadchick at The Sour Dough baked up some Maple Shortbread Bars.

Shandon at How's Annie whipped up some Maple Sponge. (She's less than thrilled about it, but I bet it's delicious.)

Last, but certainly not least, the loverly Alicat at Something So Clever has brought Baked Doughnut Puffs.

"And that's the spread, ladies! I want to extend my gratitude to all the wonderful chefs who helped make this luncheon possible! If there are any dishes I've left out, please let me know so I can put them out and everyone will be able to sample them. Please enjoy your meals!

"And don't forget about next month's holiday celebration! I hope you can join us!"