Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Easy Breezy Sea breeze

Need a quick cocktail for Labor Day Weekend, game day or tailgating.

This is great for anytime too.

4 - 6 oz. vodka
2 c. Cranberry juice
1 c. grapefruit juice
Ice

In the bottom of 4 clean glasses, place ice cubes.

In a clean jar, combine ingredients.

Screw lid on jar and shake for 20 - 30 sec.

Remove lid from jar and pour cocktail through a cocktail strainer over into the glasses.

Serves 4.



Friday, August 28, 2020

Ultra Easy Bleu Cheese Dressing

This is perfect to use on a salad or as a dip on the side.

I'v e use a blender.

If you don't have a food processor or blender, you can also do this by hand too.

Enjoy!

1/2 c. each: bleu cheese, sour cream
1 c. regular or light mayo
1/4 tsp. each: salt, cracked pepper

In a clean mixing bowl or food processor, blender combine ingredients. 

Mix until creamy.

Serves 4.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Fish Stick Tacos

This is great for a light super, lunch or anytime.

I've cooked the fish on a stovetop, you can also cook the fish in the microwave or oven too.

If you're cooking the fish in the oven, cook according to package instructions.

Filling

1 package fish fillets
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, peppep
1 - 2  T. oil

 Fixings

8 flour or corn tortillas or your favorite hard taco shells.
1 c. each approx.: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes
1/2 c sour cream.

Directions 

Rinse and cut one lime in half, set aside.

Rinse lettuce, tomatoes and cut chop, set aside.

Heat skillet to medium high heat. 

Lower heat to medium low, add oil. 

Add fish to pan, squeeze a little lime over fish and cook for 4 - 7 minutes on 1 side. 

Turn fish over and cook on other side for a few minutes more or until heated.

Remove fish from pan with a spatula and place on a paper towel lined plate.

When you are ready to serve, cut fish into pieces.

Squeeze a little more lime over fish.

Spoon fish unto your favorite tortillas or taco shells. 

Top with your favorite fixings.

Serves 4.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Cucumber Smash

What 's more perfect on a summer day then fresh cucumbers.

This is perfect to enjoy on a summer evening, on game day or anytime.

1/3 cucumber chopped
4 - 6 oz. gin
1 - 2 c. club soda
Ice

Rinse, cut ends off and cut into 3rd. 1 cucumber.

Cut 4 slices from one of the cucumber 3rds. and set aside.

Chop 1/3 of the cucumber 3rds. and place into a jar.

Muddle cucumber with the back of a clean spoon.

Poor gin over cucumbers.

Screw lid on jar, shake jar for a few seconds and put in refrigerator to chill for a couple of hrs.

Put 4 clean glasses in freezer to chill for a few minutes.

In bottom of a clean pitcher pour gin mixture.

Add ice, top with club soda and place pitcher in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Remove glasses from freezer.

Pour cucumber smash in glasses and garnish glass with a cucumber slice.

Serves 4.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Quick Cole Slaw

This is great for summer, game day get togethers, holidays or anytime.

I shredded the vegetables by hand, but you can use pre shredded cabbage, carrots instead.

1 medium each shredded: head cabbage, onion
5 carrots shredded
3/4 - 1 c. light mayo
1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
pinch white pepper

Remove outer leaves of cabbage rinse, cut in half.

Peel, rinse onions, cut in half.

Rinse, cut ends from carrots, cut in half.

Using a clean grater, shred onions, carrots, cabbage into a clean mixing bowl. You can also use a food processor.

If using packaged shredded cole slaw mix, omit previous step.

Fold in mayo, add salt and pepper, toss to coat.

Serves 4 - 6.











Monday, July 27, 2020

Opening Day Dip

Baseball is back.

Who doesn't love to snack when they're watching the home opener for the Tigers.

This is great when you're watching the Tigers or anytime.

GO TIGERS!

2 c. low fat greek yogurt
1 - 2 T. dried onions 
1 - 2  cloves fresh garlic crushed chopped
1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1/2 - 1 tsp. each: dried parsley, dried chives, dried shallots

1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

Peel, crush, chop garlic.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. 

Mix with a clean fork, put in fridge until ready to serve.

Serves 8.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Summer Shandy Spritz

This is great for watching opening week of baseball season, relaxing in the yard, game day or anytime.

I've used club soda & 1 orange for this, but you can also use sparkling water or your favorite citrus fruit too.

6 c. (4 bottles or cans) light beer 
4 c. approx. (1 liter) club soda
Ice
1 orange

Rinse, cut 4 slices from orange, quarter rest of orange & set aside.

Place orange quarters in bottom of clean pitcher.

Muddle orange with the back of a clean wooden spoon, add ice.

Open beers & pour beer over ice into the pitcher.

Poor club soda over beer, stir to mix.

Place pitcher in refrigerator until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, pour shandy into 4 clean glasses.

Garnish glasses with orange slices. 

Serves 4.




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