Monday, December 8, 2008

Winners in the "Favorite Holiday Treat Contest"

The winners of the Lotti’s “Favorite Holiday Treat Contest” are Judy Cox and Robyn Lee. Congratulations to both of you! Your prizes will arrive shortly.

Thanks from all of us at the Lotti to those of you who dropped by to participate. If your name wasn’t picked, don’t be sad. There are treats for everyone—the great recipes sent in for the contest! Come back and visit the Lotti often because we’ll be posting new ones every few days. Try out one or try them all. You might find a new favorite to make your holidays a little merrier. We’ll start out with the two from our contest winners...

When asked for her favorite holiday treat, Judy Cox said, “My favorite is a fruit salad my husband makes. I am not big on a lot of the fruit salads out there. His mother always made hers this away is where he got it. He only makes this during the holidays; I think that is why I love it so. Here is a rough draft of what you use:”

Holiday Fruit Salad

  • oranges
  • bananas
  • apples
  • seedless grapes
  • bottle of cherries
  • nuts ( he uses pecans and walnuts)
  • mayonnaise
  • juice from the cherries

How many of the fruit you use depends on how much you are making and what you like the best. You just slice all the fruit up, slice the cherries in half, chop the nuts coarsely, he slices the grapes in half also. You use some of the cherry juice and the mayonnaise, use what is needed to mix, it usually does not take much, because of the juice in the fruit itself being cut up. She use to put sugar, but the cherry juice is sweet enough for us.

Robyn Lee sent us this wonderful recipe:

Coconut Tarts

  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 24 mini tart shells (2") (in foil)

Mix the above ingredients and pour into tart shells that have been arranged on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

*my oven is hotter so I bake at 350.

Everyone that loves coconut loves these and with a cup of coffee they are wonderful.

1 comment:

robynl said...

congrats Judy and wahoo for my win; thanks Katharine for your kindness and generosity.