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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8 Section A r a c lung Sunday Dec Cuisine MARIES KITCHEN Take your pick of Wassail recipes Traditional holiday concoction is the focus at Wassailfest in Downtown New Braunfels Marie Qfferman Make your plans now to attend the 1st Annual Was sailfest in Downtown New Braunfels Thursday Decem ber 9th The festivities will start at and end at Wassailfest will be a trail of fun festivities and friendship reminiscent of the days when downtown was the only shopping center and shopping was a fun social affair The event is sponsored by the Main Street Project and admission is free Everyone is welcome For more information call the Main Street Project at 6082100 While parents enjoy shopping and sampling wassail children will be entertained at the Brauntexs free showing of the Christmas Classic at pm Childrens supervision will be provided by the New Braunfels High Interact Club The Wassail Trail will wander all through the downtown San Anto nio and Seguin Streets which are staying open for the event Music and singing will entertain shoppers along the way Everyone will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite wassail and become eligible for prizes given by many of the mer chants The merchants that will be serving wassail are Johnson Furniture Landmark Square The Strand Langston House Cholletts The Perfect 10 Ortiz Recreation Center Tis the Season Shays Bluebonnet Motors Heritage Gallery Mr Eds Antiques Sophienburg Archives Plaza Diner Comal Flower Shop Shep herd Shop Purty Bows Strawberry Patch New Braunfels Coffee Vollbrechts Pharmacy Gifts and Glitter Goepf s Jewelry Creative Outlets Henne Hardware Furniture Consignment Shoe Fitter and The Faust Hotel Tree Tops Restaurant will serve wassail with the Hummel Museum at the museum Other stores that will be open but not serving wassail are Celebrations Shellabys Stehling Brothers Santa Fe Shop Haus of Krafts The Brauntex Riedel and Campos Law Office Dietert Auto Supply and The Finishing Touch Each guest will receive a punch card and may vote for their favorite wassail by dropping off their card at the Plaza Bandstand any time before Guests need not be present to win a prize Wassail Washael meant Health to You The Wassail Bowl is an old English Custom and dates back to the day of the Sax ons Wassail Bowl varies with every household It is always served hot Later the Wassail was associated with Christmas and served on each of the twelve days of Christmas from an outsize bowl In medieval times people carrying their outsize bowl or large mug sang from door to door in exhange for refills The medieval version of Wassail was made with beer wine spices sugar lemon apples and toast Our modern version is more to our liking today It was customary to dip or float toasted bread in the hot drink and it is from this custom that drinking a toast originated Come enjoy the many tastes of Wassail Wassail 2 qts apple cider cup sugar cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 3inch sticks cinnamon 12 whole cloves 1 qt grapefruit juice 1 qt orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice Combine first 5 ingredients in a large kettle bring to a boil and cook until sug ar dissolves Reduce heat and simmer 5 min Add juices and heat just until hot do not Strain and discard spices Serve hot Makes 4 qts From Mark Laur Recipe was tested by the Wassailfes Johnson furniture CA iviKsenv tjfcxy Mot Cfrristmas CvnGat Pour into a saucepan 1 bottle ordinary red wine and 3 tablespoons Schnapps Vodka or similar spirits Add the following spices 1 ginger root whole teaspoon cardamon seed 2 pieces stick cinnamon 6 to 8 cloves Let stand and draw Meanwhile prepare cup seed less raisins and 3 tablespoons blanched almonds To serve heat the cordial almost to a boil Pour it piping hot over raisins and almonds in small heatproof glasses or mugs From Reflections Cook Book Recipe from Claudia Skoog the guaranty cup sugar 12 whole cloves 1 qts orange juice 1 qt apple cider cup water 2 2inch cinnamon sticks 2 cups grapefruit juice 1 orange Members of the Wassailfest Committee Plaza Diner owner Mark Lauer Kyra Brandt Jim Scheele Anna Lee Hicks Jeff Thompson Rosemary Allen Janet Voges and Rusty Brandt enjoy some wassail as they make plans for the Dec 9 event Combine sugar water and spices in deep saucepan simmer 10 strain Add orange and grapefruit juices and cider Reheat and serve hot from punch bowl For Christmas garnish cut orange into slices Place a half candied cherry in cen ter of each slice Place pieces of angelica or candied citron to resemble holly on both sides of cherry Float slices on top of punch Makes 25 cup serv ings From The Guaranty State Bank on Main Plaza New Braunfels 1974 This wassail was served from Dec 16th through noon Dec 24th at the bank and a recipe card was given to customers Terky Wassail 1 qt apple cider 2 cups cranapple juice 1 cup orange juice cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon whole cloves 3 cinnamon sticks Mix first 5 ingredients in bowl stir well Pour into a large electric percolator Place cloves and cinnamon in percolator basket Perk using manufacturers instructions Pour into punch bowl and serve hot Makes 12 servings From Partners in the Our House to Yours a cook book by Habitat for Humanity Book is available for Call 6257005 to place an office is not open every day Ir Wassait cup sugar cup water 2 sticks cinnamon 12 whole cloves 1 qt apple juice 1 qt pineapple juice 1 qt apricot nectar In a saucepan combine first 4 ingredients and bring to a boil boil 5 min Add the juices and bring to a boil and keep warm Serve hot Garnish with fruit slices From Bette Spain Wassail 4 cups pineapple juice 1 12 can apricot nectar 4 cups apple cider 1 cup orange juice 3 2inch cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons whole cloves Combine all ingredients in a large pot heat to the boiling point Reduce heat and simmer for 15 min Keep warm and serve with orange slices garnished with a few whole Makes about 14 6 cups Serve in a heatproof punch bowl From Marie Offerman r THE SAW ft SHOP 230 W San Antonio St GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION of The Santa Fe Shop 160 Hwy 46 South across from the Kettle BENEFIT for RENOVATION FUND 20 of all sales at both stores on November 11 dedicated to the fund xs Slick Fork Saddle Shop Saddles tack made for the horse mule Purses repaired Western belts wallets check book covers made to order 851H I35 W M thru Fri Sat 812 New Braunfels TX 78130 Holiday Sale Complete line of 14K Gold Rings Pendants Earrings Set with Cubic Zirconias 30 Off Layaway Nowfor Christmas NEW BRAUNFELS JUWELIER Landa Next to Rogers Music 6292781 If you build it they will call Jreal News New Hraunfels Cellular service is on iLs way to downtown New Uramilels Southwestern Hell Mobile Systems is proud to announce that construction is currently underway on a cellular tower to serve the downtown area scheduled for January service In addition local telephone numbers will be available to allow local calling to and froni your cellular phone to New Hraunlels Marion San Antonio and Seguin Youll also be able to take advantage of Southwestern Hell Mobile Systems expanded local calling area over square miles of tollfree calling thats over four times the competition So gel ready to call were building il Mobile u land lollirec calling area 1275 Loop 410 at Nacogdoches 8415500 Loop410atEvers 5092500 Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems The Cellular Phone Company
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