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Slush Punch & Ribbon Sandwiches

By Becky Low - Dairy Farmers of Utah

Slush Punch

Ingredients:

  • 6 bananas
  • 1 can (46 oz) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 can (12 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 2 bottles (2 liters ea) lemon-lime soda, more or less

Method:

Mash bananas; mix bananas with pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, orange juice concentrate, sugar, and water; stir to dissolve sugar. Place in freezable container or ice cube trays and freeze. To serve: place scoops of frozen mixture in punch bowl and add lemon-lime soda to create desired consistency. May also place scoop of frozen mixture in individual cups and pour soda over top (makes approximately 35 cups).

Ribbon Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • Pimiento Cheese Filling
  • Egg Salad Filling
  • Ham Filling
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Method:

Select loaves of thinly sliced bread (half white and half whole wheat makes a nice mix). Prepare fillings below. Spread a different filling on 3 separate slices of bread; stack slices on top each other; top with a slice of bread. Wrap and chill well. When ready to serve, prepare and spread cream cheese topping on top; cut crusts from sandwich stack; cut into thin ribbon sandwiches, or cut into triangle/rectangular finger sandwiches. Garnish with sprigs of parsley, thin slices cucumbers, sliced olives, etc. Fillings may also be spread on small finger buns or piped into small puffs.

Pimiento Cheese Filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (4 oz) pimiento, partially drained
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 + cup mayonnaise, more to less for desired consistency

Method:

Place cream cheese, pimiento and cheddar in food processor, blend. Add enough mayonnaise to create desired consistency. May partially thin with evaporated milk; may add minced garlic or garlic powder and minced dill pickle if desired.

Ham Filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham (about on 8 oz pkg)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish, drained (dill or sweet relish)
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish, optional and to taste
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard, optional and to taste

Method:

Combine all ingredients in food processor and mix well.

Egg Salad Filling

Ingredients:

  • 4 hard cooked eggs, finely chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons horseradish, or to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons mayonnaise, more or less
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened
  • 4-6 tablespoons evaporated milk, more or less

Method:

beat together to create desired spreadable consistency.

For delicious dairy recipe go to www.UtahDairyCouncil.com

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