Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MUPPET Picnic Cookbook Circa 1981

Yesterday, as my 1 year old was unloading the shelf of all its cookbooks, I spotted a cookbook I had completely forgotten about!  In 1981 I'd gotten Jim Henson's MUPPET Picnic Cookbook - I'm sure it came with some Miss Piggy something I'd gotten.  I was a wee little girl at the ripe age of 4 and Miss Piggy was my idol. 

I thought I'd share with you some recipes from the cookbook.  Maybe you'll want to have a Muppets party!

Kermit's Swamp Salad
1 head each - bib, romaine, and leaf lettuce
Fresh spinach
6 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
Wash greens, drain well, and refrigerate until chilled and crisp.  Prepare dressing and refrigerate.
Kermit's Dressing
1 1/2 C. mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp. milk (to thin)
Salt and pepper
When ready to serve, add dress and toss.  Top with 1 cup bread crumbs toasted in oven or skillet with 3 Tbsp. butter and 1/2 head cauliflower, grated.  Serves 40 to 50 frogs (10-14 large servings for adult humans).
Miss Piggy's Precious Pink Punch
"Au naturel - that's French for no sugar.  Merci"
4 C. cranberry juice
2 C. pineapple juice
1 C. fresh or frozen lemon juice
7 C. ginger ale
Lemon slices and mint
Chill all ingredients. Just before serving have one of your servants combine ingredients and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with lemon slices and mint.  Makes 14 scrumptious (8 oz.) servings.

Fozzie's Onion Corn on the Cob
"Lend me your ears."
1 envelope (1 3/8 oz.) dry onion soup
1/2 C. butter or margarine, softened
8 ears of corn
Remove husks.  Combine onion soup mix and butter.  Spread 1 Tbsp. butter mixture on each ear.  Wrap each ear tightly in foil.  Place on grill over hot coals.  Cook 30 minutes, turning once.  In oven, bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. 
"Thank you, thank you for being such a wonderful audience."
There are many more recipes by Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, The Swedish Chef, and Animal, such as Muppet Labs Vanilla Ice Cream, Italian Buttered Bread, and Bacon Upside-Down Cornbread.  Feel free to email me at HootandLouise@Gmail.com if you'd like more.

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