I need a break from cooking and wrapping.
For anyone looking for a special Christmas morning drink, I thought I'd give you my easy, g-rated punch. Feel free to "kick it up" for adults. My kids look forward to this all year, and have even hauled in enough ingredients to talk me into making 2 bowls of it for Christmas Eve dinner.
MARJIE'S CHRISTMAS PUNCH
12 ounce can thawed orange juice concentrate
12 ounce water
1 bottle cranberry ginger ale (I use diet)
3 sliced bananas
1 pound frozen strawberries, still frozen
2 to 3 cups whipped cream
Pour the orange juice concentrate in a big punch bowl, and stir in the water. Carefully pour the ginger ale into the bowl, dribbling it down the sides so it retains its carbonation. Toss in the fruit (frozen strawberries act as ice cubes, keeping it cold for quite some time). Last, float whipped cream on top of the punch. I whip my own, but cool whip works fine if you're into it, and something like redi whip will make cute little pyramids on your punch.
This picture is last Christmas morning, one son getting a cup of punch, and another holding a cup, along with the way I keep the savage beasts from awakening me for presents too early!