Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 03, 1993, Image 56

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    BlMancaster Farming, Saturday, July 3, 1993
For a Fourth Of July celebration, Lynn Rossi prepares Red-Whlte-And Blue Berry
If you are searching for ways to
make your July 4th entertaining
unique, try these ideas from Lynn
Rossi of Lititz.
Lynn likes to cook and add those
little finishing touches that make
the meal no matter how simple
classy. She especially likes to
entertain guests in the summer cot
tage that she and her husband own.
To ease last minute prepara
tions, Lynn stresses the need to
plan early and make good use of
the freezer and make-it-ahead
Of prime importance to her, is
the need to use the freshest and
best ingredients in all recipes. This
makes even the most ordinary food
taste better, she believes.
When planning a meal, Lynn
considers the colors, textures, and
variety of the food in order to
chose dishes that complement each
other. She also thinks about how to
serve the food so that it looks
From Memorial Day to Labor
Day, Lynn uses a red, white, and
blue theme, which is especially
suitable for July Fourth celebra
tions. The centerpiece is an
arrangement of fresh flowers in a
mug that coordinates with napkins
and tablecloth.
For casual entertaining, Lynn
has dishes, trays, and cups in bright
red, which when set on a blue
striped tablecloth and accesorized
with napkins in a bold design of
red, white, and blue is quite eye
“Although cloth placemats or
table coverings add to the visual
effect, a plastic tablecloth in the
right colors is not offensive,” Lynn
said. “But save paper table covers
for kids’ parties.”
One of the final tasks that bring
special pleasure to Lynn is folding
napkins in unique ways.
“On a warm day, napkins folded
in the shape of a fan provides the
perfect finishing touch, she said.
Lunch With Lynn
Entertaining guests has its
rewards Lynn believes. She enjoys
the social interaction with guests,
the opportunity to exercise her
creativity, and, of course, guests’
admiration for her efforts.
“But I cannot downplay the cost
and the time required to prepare
it,” she 'Said.
Nonetheless, entertaining builds
relationships and offers social
interchanges, which friends
always enjoy. Take the initiative
and invite guests. Your hospitality
may inspire others to entertain, and
the next time, you might be the
A typical luncheon incomes a
stir fry and pasta, called Chicken in
a Garden, accompanied with
blueberry streusel muffins, home
made lemonade with fancy ice
cubes, and a fruit tart.
Another luncheon included
fruited chicken salad, poppy seed
bread and lemon bread, cheese
soup with homemade sesame
crackers. Cream puff swans, home
made lemonade and meadow tea
with fancy ice cubes.
Here are some of Lynn’s
Guests enjoy Lynn’s cottage luncheon in the red, white,
and blue theme.
Homemade Lemonade
12 lemons
2% cups sugar
12 cups water
Wash lemons and slice in '/ ”
slices into a large bowl- Pour
sugar over all and let sit for a cou
ple of hours, stirring frequently to
create juice. Add 2 cups boiling
water and stir well to dissolve
Using new or very clean rubber
gloves, squeeze juice from lemons
and discard shells. Strain juice
through a colander to strain seeds
but keep pulp. Divide liquid
equally into two pint and a half
containers and freeze. Reconsti
tute by defrosting one container
and adding to it 5 cups of water.
Do the same with the other frozen
container of concentrate and you
have over three quarts of home
made lemonade. Serve with ice.
After tasting homemade lemo
nade, I was spoiled. When I find a
good buy on lemons, no matter
what time of year, I make a con
centrate and freeze it. There may
be easier ways to make lemonade,
but this recipe tastes better than
any I've tried.
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