In the same clutch of files was a single sock, an overdue bill (“You’ll never catch me, Copper!”), and an unwrapped cough lozenge stuck to a postcard on which I’d scribbled a recipe for Cabbage Soup that a woman with very bad breath and a limp gave me on a bus bound for St. Louis.
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Read it over carefully, bairns? Then prepare to meet your maker - um, prepare to have the time of your life! Tip: Keep the lid of a large saucepan handy so you can clamp down on the flames at a moment’s notice, should you or your ceiling find that necessary.
Flaming Whiskey Punch:
3-1/4 c. scotch whiskey (one 26-oz. or 750 mL bottle)
1 lb. (454 g) sugar cubes.
4 c. hot, strong caffeinated tea
1 lemon, thinly sliced, as garnish
In a saucepan over medium heat, simmer (but do not boil) whiskey. To a decorative punch bowl, add sugar cubes, tea, and lemon slices, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour in whiskey, flaming and serving immediately.
Tomorrow: Those Carrot Cake recipes I promised a few days ago. I got side-tracked, Dollinks, as often happens in life!
After that: I’m going to come clean with a deep, dark secret. Hint? “Cluck-cluck!” All will be revealed next week.