April 01, 2006

April Wassail Punch

Several winters ago, back when we lived in Chicago, my wee wifey's Girl Scout troop planned to go Christmas carolling, but on the scheduled date a severe snowstorm forced cancellation. Because the girls were so disappointed, she agreed to keep practicing the songs and to take them out to sing them when the weather permitted. She checked the calender, found a suitable date on which a meeting was scheduled, made appropriate arrangements, and worked with them on the songs every two weeks until the nice weather arrived.

On the selected day, the girls trooped out from the church where the meetings were held, and arranged themselves in front of the first house on the side street. After they seng their three Christmas carols, the neighbor said, "Why thank you, girls. That was really special. All I can do in response is say APRIL FOOLS!"

The following punch recipe is traditional at Girl Scout gatherings. It is always enjoyed, but doesn't always make up for the negative aspects of the occasion.

2 2 liter bottles ginger ale
2 1 gallon cans fruit punch
1 large tub rainbow sherbet

Pour soda and punch into a dented aluminum stockpot, and float entire lump of sherbet on top. Serve in little paper cups.

Posted by triticale at April 1, 2006 08:55 AM | TrackBack

Ya know... It just doesn't taste the same without the dent!

Posted by: Punctilious at April 1, 2006 05:52 PM
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