Last time I showed you recipe cards, I yakked about how your embellishments don't have to "match" your recipe (lemons on lemon pie, etc.) But y'all know me and my stupid sense of humor. Can you guess what is coming?
it is really stupid.....
See, I warned you it was dopey BUT this really is a great recipe - don't let the stupid page fool you.
Here is is for easier reading:
Nelda's Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. salt
8 heaping tsp. horseradish
(the kind in the jar - what I buy says "prepared grated horseradish roots")
4 tsp. Worcestershire
6 to 8 drops Tabasco
Kemper tradition says that Christmas dinner MUST start with shrimp cocktail. I was so nervous the first year it fell on my shoulders to make the cocktail sauce - but as you see, the recipe is simple. The trick is getting the right amount of "heat" for the assortment of folks around the table. We have wimps but also have family members with cast iron mouths - it is a delicate balancing act.
We did our swap shoebox style - which means you bring the parts but the swappers do their own assembly. Punch art frightens some of these girls but our newbie/potential demo just jumped right in and had the first completed rooster. Way to go Madeline!
large oval - old olive head
1.25 circle - natural body
two heart to heart - red comb
heart to heart - red wattle
Two Step Bird (wing) - summer sun beak
(2) Two Step Bird (leaf stem) - summer sun legs
Flower trio - 1 petal cut off - summer sun feet
Small heart - natural eyes
Standard hole punch - black eyes
Wide oval trimmed with scissors - not quite navy breast feathers
Photo corners - old olive tail
To get the breast feathers just do random spikes and cut to the size shown - it should stick out over the circle body in front and stop about half way across the circle body.
To get the tail - cut each of the photo corners in half - stopping before you make the final snip. So that the photo corners is still intact it just has a cut down the middle (long-wise, and yes you 'turned a corner' when you were cutting)
When you have the cut - you just fold one 'half' over the other. Makes an odd shape piece.
Repeat for the other size photo corner and then layer one over the other. Makes this wonderful mess of cock tail feathers!
This is not rocket science and it is just paper scraps - snip and fold until you get the look you want - it doesn't have to be exactly like mine.