Saturday, June 28, 2014

Easy Bruschetta ™

This is a great recipe for summer get togethers or anytime.

1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1 loaf french bread
Non stick cooking spray
1 garlic, crushed chopped
1/2 tsp. each: basil, parsley, oregano, balsamic vinegar
1/4 c - 1/3 c. each: diced tomatoes, onions, bell pepper
pinch red pepper flakes
1 T. each: shredded Mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese
1/ 4 - 1/2 c olive oil

Preheat oven to 350. 

Spray cooking sheet with non stick cooking spray. 

Rinse and prepare vegetables, combine in a bowl. 

In a small bowl combine: garlic, olive oil, salt. pepper, vinegar, herbs. Mix well.

Drizzle 1 - 2  T of the oil over vegetables, toss to coat.

Cut 12 slices from a loaf of french bread. 

Brush remainder of oil mixture on both sides of the bread slices with a pastry brush, place on baking sheet. 

Place baking sheet with the bread in oven and bake for 4 - 6 min on each side or until done. Remove tray from oven.

Turn off oven.

Spoon some of vegetable mixture over each slice of bread, top each bread slice with some of the cheeses.

If desired, place bread back in turned off oven for 30 sec. - 1 min approx.

Serves 4. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

No Boil Missouri Iced Tea ™

This is a great way to make iced tea.

8 cups cold water
2 - 3 large iced tea bags

In a clean 1/2 gallon jar, combine tea bags and cold water. Screw lid on jar tightly and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Serves 8.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cindys Beer - A - Rita ™

This is perfect for summer or anytime.

You can adjust the amount of margarita mix to taste.

2 bottles lager beer
1/2 c. - 1 margarita mix
1 lime cut into wedges (optional)

Cut lime into wedges. Set aside 4 of the wedges.

Take one of the lime wedges and rub over the rim of 4 margarita glasses.

Put some salt on a plate.

 Place one of the glasses rim side down on plate to coat glass rim with salt. 

Repeat process with remaining glasses.

Add ice to glasses.

Open the bottles of beer and pour into the 4 glasses. 

Pour desired amount of margarita mix into beer. Mix with a cocktail straw. 

Garnish glasses with lime wedges.

Serves 4.