A Towel and a Smile

An open invitation to a boat bash with good food and good friends makes for a good time for all -- plus, a luscious fruit salad as an antidote for the Morning After

Sausage-and-Cheese Appetizers

1 pound hot Italian sausage, diced finely

½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1\2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded

1 4-ounce can black olives, chipped

1/3 cup sun-dried tomatioes, chopped

½ cup green olives with pimento, chopped

3 cups Bisquick

1 to 2 egges, beaten

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cayenne pepper, to taste

1 bunch parsley

Combine ingredients. Roll into balls about the size of walnuts. Bake on a slightly greasted cookie sheet at 400 degreees F until browned on both sides. Serve hot. Garnish with parsley.

Bits and Pieces Fruit Salad

This recipe is especially good for the remnants of party fruit trays. Any fruit is good, but some good combinations are citrus fruits, (oranges, and grapefruits) with melon, (cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon) and berries, or soft fruits, (peaches, nectarines, and pears) with bananas and pineapple. Here is one version that works well for a brunch side dish.

1 pear, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 peach cut into bite-sized pieces

1 kiwi fruit cut into bite-sized pieces

1 grapes, halved

1 cup strawberries

In a separate bowl mix:

½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate

¼ cup Peach Schnapps

Pour the juice-Schnapps mixture over the fruit. Let it set in refrigerator for at least two hours. Top with a dollop of whipped topping or fruit yogurt. Makes 4-6 servings.

Sauce variation: Frozen lemonade with Triple Sec.