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Graduations are always exciting events.  It is a time to reflect on the past and wonder about the future.  Your child has accomplished an important goal in their life and it should be a time to celebrate.  Graduation parties can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish. Many people host their graduation party in their home using their backyard, deck or porch for outdoor entertaining while others opt to have the party outside of the home.  Whatever you choose below you will find some recipes to help make it a memorable occasion.

Food Suggestions

Party Fondue

Select a variety of fruits such as strawberries, kiwi, grapes. bananas, apples, pineapples or oranges and some sweets like marshmallows, pretzels, pound cake squares. Display the goodies on a gold or silver platter.

Recipe

12 ounces sweet German chocolate, or semisweet chocolate chips
1  tsp. Vanilla extract
1 cup light cream or half and half

Add small pieces of chocolate into a saucepan on low heat. Add the cream and stir until the chocolate is all melted. Add the vanilla extract and stir. Transfer the chocolate sauce to a fondue pot. Using the fondue forks or small wooden skewers, spear the goodies and dip into the chocolate.

Grad Caps Recipe

Ingredients needed:

  • Miniature peanut butter cups

  • Frosting or peanut butter

  • Chocolate-covered graham crackers

  • Fruit leather

1. Place a miniature peanut butter cup, bottom up, on a plate. Top with a small dollop of frosting or peanut butter, then press on a chocolate-covered graham cracker.

2. For a tassel, tightly roll up a small square of fruit leather. Cut fringe on one end and attach the other end to the center of the graham cracker with another dab of frosting or peanut butter.

Spinach Dip

  • One 10 oz package of frozen chopped Spinach (uncooked and drained well)

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 package Good Season Italian dressing

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.

Cut up 1 inch pieces of Italian or French style bread to serve with it.

Dip can be served in a hollowed out round loaf of bread.

Pizza Dip

Layer in a 9 inch pie plate or quiche pan the following ingredients:

  • One 8 oz package of cream cheese (spread like a pie crust)

  • One 14 oz jar of pizza sauce

  • 1/3 cup chopped onions (optional)

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • One 3 oz can chopped black olives

  • 3 ozs chopped pepperoni

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Serve with corn chips.

Note: can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.

Hoagie Bowl

  • 1/2 lb Cappacola

  • 1/2 lb imported ham

  • 1/2 lb Provolone cheese

  • 1/2 lb Genoa salami

  • 1/2 head shredded lettuce

  • Chopped tomato to taste

  • Chopped onion to taste (optional)

  • Oregano, salt and paper to taste

  • Olive oil to taste

Tear lunch meat and cheese into bite-size pieces and put into a large bowl.  Add lettuce.  Mix well.

Before serving add tomato and onions (optional).  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. Add olive oil and mix well.

Serve with small Kaiser rolls.

Salad Bar Pizza

  • One 8 oz pkg refrigerated crescent rolls

  • One 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened

  • One 1 oz pkg original ranch salad dressing mix (dry)

  • About 1 lb finely chopped salad bar vegetables.  Example: red and green peppers, broccoli, carrots, black olives, cherry tomatoes. 

Unroll crescent rolls and place the sections on a cookie sheet. Press the perforations and seams together to form a crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 

Cream together cream cheese and dressing mix until smooth.

Spread the mixture over the baked and cooled crust.

Sprinkle veggies over creamy mixture.  Chill, cut into squares and serve.

Super Punch

Ingredients

Combine 1/2 gallon sherbet and pineapple juice in a punch bowl and mix well. Add carbonated beverage stir until sherbet is almost dissolved. Mix well.  Scoop and float some additional orange sherbet on the top of the liquid if desired.  Serve punch immediately

Caprese Salad

Alternate on a platter sliced, ripe tomatoes and sliced fresh mozzarella.  Add julienned basil leaves over the tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and a touch of balsamic vinegar.

Fabulous Watermelons

Carving a watermelon and filling it with fruit salad is a wonderful display on your food table.  To learn how to carve a watermelon into a heart basket click here: Watermelon Carving

 

Watermelon "look-a-like" Dessert

Refrigerate a ripe honeydew melon for a few hours.  Cut the cold melon in half and scoop out the seeds.  Pack the center of each half with raspberry sherbet.  Slice each of the filled halves into 4 wedges.  Press chocolate chip "watermelon seeds" into the sherbet portion of each slice and serve immediately.

Great Food Links

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