Switchel Beer

I came across an old time recipe for a variation of ginger beer called a Yankee Switchel. You will need these supplies:

  •  3-4 gallon crock
  • 2 gallons warm water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups molasses
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger

Scald the crock with boiling water before the process. Pat dry. Pour in the 2 gallons of warm water into the crock. Stir in sugar and molasses until sugar dissolved. Add the vinegar and ginger. Mix well. Allow to cool. Bottle in 2 sterilized gallon jugs and store in refrigerator.

Strawberry Dessert

Here is an easy pudding dessert idea. You will need these ingredients:

  • 1- 5 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1- 9 in. angel food cake, cut into cubes
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 sliced bananas

Prepare pudding with milk, according to pkg. directions. In a serving bowl, layer half  the cake, pudding,  and fruit. Add Cool Whip. Layer the rest of ingredients and top with Cool Whip. Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve, at least 4 hours ahead of time.