From the first posting in this series, How To Plan an Astrology Themed Event for Your Open House Part 1, I talked about the process I used to decide the theme of the event that I had for my latest Open House.
In this post, I will be giving the Recipes for a couple of the items that I made for this event.
Aquarius Avocado Cranberry Chutney
I found this recipe by searching Cinco de Mayo recipes. The website is Avocados from Mexico. I did make a few modifications to this recipe. Raw onions disagree with my digestion, so I did not add any onions in my version. I discovered that the Avocados had turned slightly black and were too soft, so I only used one Avocado, and a whole lot more dried cranberries. I also did not use the orange juice, but the juice from one lemon.
- 2 large onions, peeled and sectioned
- 1 large finely diced peeled, seeded cucumber
- 1 1/2 cup dried Cranberries
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Celtic Sea Salt
- a couple of pinches of crushed red pepper
- 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
- 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
With a sharp knife, cut peel and all white pith from the oranges. Cut each segment into 3 or 4 pieces. Add the cucumber, dried cranberries, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, red pepper, cilantro and avocado. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Leo Lemon Bars
I found this recipe from the Allrecipes Website. It was quick and easy to do, and I received a lot of positive feedback from people. In fact, I packed a couple of to-go plates for people when it was time for them to leave.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 lemons, juiced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice.Â Pour over the baked crust.
- Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool.
Stay tuned for the third installment of this series.