Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wedding Shower Wine Spritz

Need a quick idea for a bridal shower beverage, try this.

I've used red wine but this also great with white wine too.

1 bottle wine
Ice 
1 c. - 2 c. club soda or sparkling water

Put ice in the bottom of a pitcher.

Combine wine, club soda in pitcher over ice.

Mix well, chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Remove wine spritz from fridge and pour into glasses.

Serves 4 - 6.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Margarita Pops

These popsicles are not for kids.

They're great if your watching the game, after a hard day at work or just trying to beat the summer heat.

1 - 2 c. prepared limeade 

4 - 6 oz tequila
1 T triple sec

Combine limeade, lime juice, triple sec, and tequila in blender. Blend well for 10 - 20 sec. 

Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer for a few hr. or until frozen.

Serves 4 - 8.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Raspberry Ice Tea

This is a great beverage on a hot day.

I've use decaf tea bags, but you can use regular tea bags if desired.

8 cups cold water
3 large tea bags 
1/4 - 1/2 c. fresh raspberries
Ice

Turn on the kitchen faucet to cold and let run for  30 seconds - 1 minute.

Fill kettle with cold water, place tea kettle and place on stove.

Turn stove burner on to high, bring water to a boil.

Using a strainer, rinse raspberries under cold running water.

Set aside a few raspberries for garnish.

When water begins to boil turn off stove, 
place tea bags and raspberries in kettle.

Steep tea for a few minutes to desired strength.

Remove tea bags and raspberries from tea kettle and let tea cool.

Fill a pitcher with ice. 

Pour cooled tea in the pitcher over ice. 

Place pitcher in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To serve: place ice in the bottom of 4 - 6 
clean glasses.

Add raspberries and pour tea over ice.

Add sweetener if desired.

Serves 4 - 6.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Go Away Summer Flu Broth

Today I don't feel that good.

The summer stomach flu is the worst.

It stinks when it's warm and sunny outside and you feel horrible.

1 - 2 qrt. low sodium chicken stock
1/2 - 1 c. chopped peeled onion
1 - 2 cloves chopped crushed garlic
1 T. chopped fresh ginger
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/4 - 1 tsp.  fresh lemon juice

Peel, rinse, chop onions and garlic, set aside.

Rinse and chop ginger.

Rinse lemon and roll on a clean kitchen counter for a few seconds.

This'll get a lot of juice out of the lemon. Cut lemon in half and set aside.

In a pot combine ingredients, bring to a boil for a few minutes. 

Squeeze some lemon into broth.

Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 20 - 30 min.

Ladle broth into a mug.

Srves 4 - 8.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Fraked Chicken

Happy National Fried Chicken Day. This is a great alternative to Deep Fried Chicken.

8 pieces of chicken
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1 - 2 eggs
1 -  2 c. flour
Pinch each: dried parsley, granulated garlic, red pepper flakes
Nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400' F

Spray cooking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Crack eggs in a shallow dish and beat gently with a fork. 

Add salt and pepper to the eggs. You can even add your favorite herbs and spices if desired.

In a plastic baggie, place flour.

Dip a chicken piece into eggs, coating both sides. Dip chicken into flour. 

Make sure chicken is evenly coated on both sides. Place on a cookie sheet.

 Repeat process with remaining chicken.4

Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until done. Keep an eye on chicken so that it doesn't burn. 

Halfway through cooking, flip chicken to cook on other side evenly.

Serves 4.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Elotes

This is great on a grill or anytime.

I've used light mayo but you can use regular mayo if desired.

8 ears shucked corn
1/4 - 1/2 c. light mayo
2  - 4 T. olive or canola oil
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon each: salt, pepper,  chili powder, dried parsley
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
8 c. water
Zest of lime

Shuck corn if needed.

Zest lime.

Put water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add corn, half of the salt.
Boil corn for a 3 - 5 minutes.

While corn is boiling, combine mayo, lime zest, the rest of the salt, pepper, parsley, and chili powder in a bowl. Mix with a clean fork.

Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat, lower heat to medium.

Brush corn with oil and place on the grill to grill for a few minutes on each side or until done.

Remove mayo from refrigerator.

With a clean pastry brush, spread mayo on 1 side of corn.

Sprinkle cheese over corn.

Serves 8.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mr. Arnie

This is a great beverage on a hot day.

I've use decaf tea bags, but you can use regular tea bags if desired.

8 cups cold water
 3 large tea bags
4 cups fresh or prepared lemonade
Ice

Turn the kitchen faucet on to cold and let run for 1 minute.

Fill kettle with cold water, place kettle on stove.

Turn stove burner and to high and bring water to a boil.

When water begins to boil turn off stove, 
place tea bags into tea kettle.

Steep tea for a few minutes to desired strength.

Remove tea bags from tea kettle and let tea cool.

Fill a pitcher with ice. Pour cooled tea in the pitcher over ice.

Add lemonade to tea and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves 6.

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