Swamp Halloween Punch Recipe

*Rotting Swamp Halloween Punch Recipe!*

This recipe is one of the most delicious, yet disgusting looking Halloween punches around. It’s suitable for both children and adult parties. (Liquor can easily be added to the recipe if one prefers an alcoholic beverage.) The punch resembles a gooey and foamy green swamp. When you first glance at the drink, it actually looks unsafe to drink. The great part is, it tastes fantastic. It is sure to trick any party guest. The punch has a lemon kick to it that keeps you wanting more.

The punch can be displayed in anything, and still look spooky and gross. The best things to display the recipe in are But, old bowls, creepy buckets or a witches cauldron. But, anything you have around the house would do the trick.

*Ingredients*
2 cans (12 oz. each) frozen limeade concentrate, partly thawed
2 cans (12 oz. each) frozen lemonade concentrate, partly thawed
2 bottles (2 liters each) lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7-Up)
2 quarts of lime sherbet
Optional -1 bottle (750 mL) rum

*Instructions*

(Punch should be made not long before party guests arrive. That way the sherbet will not completely melt.)

1. In a large punch bowl, stir together the lemon and limeade concentrates. There is no need to stir the liquids together, they will blend together perfectly on their own. After incorporating the lemon and limeade, add the soda.

2. If making the punch alcoholic, Pour in the rum or other liquor of choice.

3. Once all the liquids are added together, take scoops of the sherbet out.  Float the scoops of lime sherbet on top of the punch. For an even grosser look, use rainbow sherbet. The colored sherbet will give the punch a grungy, dirty and dark look.

4. Drink and Enjoy!

How to Make a Tortilla Bowl

One of the best parts of going to a Mexican restaurant is getting a tortilla bowl for your salad.  While these bowls are not the healthiest food, they are one of the best parts of a taco salad.  Fortunately, it is easy to make your own tortilla bowls at home, and they are a lot healthier than the ones that you get in restaurants.

Start by buying pre-made flour or corn tortillas.  In general, larger tortillas are better, but it is possible to make bowls of any size.  If desired, whole grain tortillas can be used. 

Next, measure your tortillas (or read their size off the package) and subtract four inches.  Using tin foil, make a ball that is approximately this wide.  For example, if you are using eight inch tortillas, make a tin foil ball that is four inches wide.  If you’re making mini bowls, make one inch tin foil balls.  Make a ball for each tortilla bowl you want to make.

After making the balls, microwave your tortillas for about fifteen seconds.  This will make them more flexible.  Then, place a tortilla over each of the balls, and place each tortilla with its ball on a cookie sheet.  If you’re making more than one, make sure that the edges of the tortillas are not touching.  If desired, brush the bowls with a small amount of olive oil before baking.  This will turn the tortillas a golden brown and make them crispier.  Bake the tortillas for about ten minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

After pulling the tortillas out of the oven, turn each tortilla over and discard the tin foil balls.  Your result will be tortilla bowls.  Because they are baked and not fried like restaurant bowls, they are much healthier for you.  These baked tortilla bowls also will not have any trans fats like the bowls that are produced by many Mexican-style fast food chains. 

In addition to using your bowls for taco salads, think about how to use them for other recipes.  For example, you can sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar before baking and use them as edible containers for desserts.  Fill the bowls with pudding, flan, or fruit.  Other possibilities include sprinkling garlic salt over corn tortillas for flavored bowls.  You can also bake two tortillas on top of each other to create a thick bowl that can be used to hold soup or stew.