---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.03
  
       Title: Christmas Eve 1996
  Categories: Polkadot, Lisa, Menu, Holidays
       Yield: 12 Servings
  
 -----------------------------------SNACKS-----------------------------------
       2    Granny’s punch                      1 pk Fritos
 	    1 l  Coke				     1	  Famous Lipton
      California Dip
       1 pk Potato chips                        1    Cheese, Crackers, Pepperoni
       1 pk Pretzels                      
 
 ------------------------------HOT FINGER FOODS------------------------------
       1    Sweet & Sour Meatballs              1    Chicken Strips
       1    Italian Chicken Pastry Bites        1    Something from Donna
 
 ----------------------------------DESSERT----------------------------------
            Hot water & various teas,           1    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
            -coffees & hot chocolates           1    Chocolate Mint Snow Tops
       1    Chocolate Trifle                    1    Pumpkin Bread
  
   8 people for “Snacks” & “Hot Finger Foods” and 12 people for
   “Dessert.” Mom R. is bringing the Cheese, Crackers & Pepperoni, the
   Chicken Strips, and the Pumpkin Bread.  Donna is bringing something.
   
   SUNDAY
   Take some lemonade and maraschino cherries, and combine in a small
   freezer-safe container.  Stick it in the freezer to use as ice for the
   punch. Prepare the California Dip and keep refrigerated.
   
   MONDAY
   Prepare Chocolate Mint Snow Tops and Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.
   Form the meatballs, make meatball sauce, cut up pepper, and store
   them in the fridge.  Prepare the Chocolate Trifle.
   
   TUESDAY, THE PARTY
   Prepare Granny’s Punch at 2:30.  Set out the “Snacks.”  Company
   arrives at 3:00.  Reheat the meatballs, make the chicken in pastry at
   around 4:00 or once everyone has arrived, followed by the bread,
   chicken strips, and whatever Donna brings. Do gift-giving at around
   5:30 or 6:00 when everyone is done eating. Have dessert at around 7:00
   or when presents have all been exchanged.
   
   Source: Lisa Clarke, Entered in Meal Master format by Lisa Clarke for
   Christmas Eve 1996
   
   The Chef’s Comments:
   “Well, once again I am having my family over for Christmas Eve, and my
   in-laws over later on for dessert.  Unlike last year, though, I put
   off planning the darn thing until yesterday ;)
   Here’s the menu I'm hoping to make, followed by any recipes I haven't
   posted here before (if anyone wants any of the other ones, let me know
   and I'll post them, too).” - Lisa
   
   From: Lisa
   Date: 12-22-96 (12:22)
   The Polka Dot Cottage, a BBS with a taste of home. 1-973-822-3627
  
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