A Classic Woodstock Party With 70s Menu Party Dishes

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A Woodstock party is a great way to introduce your guests to the days of the hippies, the meaning of protest music and of course some tasty favorites from the seventies. These were the days of casseroles and pop rocks. Your Woodstock guests better come with empty stomachs.

You could start your Woodstock buffet with some very healthy hippie food favorites like your own homemade granola or brown rice and tofu. However, not all of the guests will go for that, so it’s time to look for more classic 70s dishes. Some common appetizers were deviled eggs, stuffed celery and jiffy pop popcorn. You can also look for some Bugles and Fritos to set out for the guests to nibble on. Salad bars were quite popular in the seventies, so get together some salad mix with toppings on the side like the classics, sunflower seeds, Alfalfa sprouts and avocado. Popular dressings in the 70s were French dressing, Russian dressing and Ranch. Continue the classic Woodstock party with Monte Cristo Sandwiches and a tasty cheese fondue. Dessert is the traditional Jell-O mold with pieces of fruit in it.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

You’ll need the following items for your Woodstock party main dish: 2/3 c. water, 1 sm. Egg, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. white pepper, 1/8 tsp. yellow food coloring, 2/3 c. all purpose flour, 1 3/4 tsp. baking powder, 8 slices white bread, 4 (1 oz.) slices turkey, 4 (1 oz.) slices Swiss cheese, 4 (1 oz.) slices ham, Oil for frying, and Confectioners sugar.

You can begin your this tasty sandwich for you Woodstock party by mixing the batter. Place water, egg, salt, pepper, and coloring in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add flour and baking powder as you mix until the batter is smooth. Chill.

Use the bread, turkey, Swiss cheese and ham to make four sandwiches. Be sure to place the cheese between the ham and the turkey. Cut into fourths and place a toothpick in each quarter.

Heat about 6 inches of oil to 340 degrees in a fryer. Dip the sandwiches in batter to cover all surfaces. Deep fry sandwiches until golden brown. Remove from oil. Take out toothpicks. Sprinkle with sugar.

The Monte Cristo Sandwich is a very rich treat for your Woodstock party, but it’s quite good with a current sauce. You may definitely want to balance this with a lighter salad bar.

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Source by Gail Leino

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