Journeys of the Heart

An author's journey

Here Comes the Bride: Part 2

rt 2008 redu (2)The rain came—torrents of rain that turned my niece’s planned outdoor wedding site into a quagmire.  So, on to plan B (always have a plan B).  The rain continued, but it did little to dampen our spirits.  Tears were shed, but they were outweighed by the laugher.  The bride was beautiful.  The groom was handsome.  The ceremony was touching and joyous.  More tears.  More laughter.  Scrumptious food followed along with the usual dancing, cake-cutting, garter and bridal bouquet tossing traditions.  Before we knew it, the new couple was stepping into the limo that would whisk them off into their new life—a life far away from all of us.  One chapter has closed. A new one is about to begin.  In celebration, here’s a recipe you might enjoy at your next joyous occasion.

 Raspberry Champagne Punch

 2  pkg’s. frozen red raspberries in syrup, thawed

1/3 cup lemon juice from concentrate

½ cup sugar

1 bottle (750 ml) red or rose wine, chilled

1 qt. raspberry sherbet

1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne, chilled 

In a blender puree raspberries.  In a large punch bowl, combine

Puree, lemon juice, sugar and wine.   Stir until sugar dissolves.  Just before serving, scoop sherbet into punch bowl, add Champagne and stir gently. 

Pour into glass and lift high.  Here’s to endings and beginnings!


September 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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