Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sunny Day Skewers

Just because it's fall doesn't mean you still can't use your grill.

This is great for tailgating or any time.

1 - 3 c. each: watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, honeydew melon
1/2 T.: rum 
1 T. oil (canola)
1/8 tsp. sugar (regular or diatetic)
Soak 12 wood skewers in cold water for 1 hr. 

In a meauring cup combine: oil, sugar, rum. Mix with a clean fork.

Cut in half, seed, chop melons into chunks if needed.

Chop pineapple into chunks. 

Rinse and hull strawberries.

In a bowl combine fruit, oil mixture.
Toss to coat fruit.

Preheat grill to medium.

Thread fruit on skewers 

Place skewers on grill. 

Grill fruit for 1 - 2 minutes on each side.

Serves 4.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Easy Challah Bread

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

This is great for a Rosh Hashanah celebration or anytime.

I used premade bread dough for this, but you can make your own bread dough if desired.

Premade bread dough
1 egg, beaten
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: parsley granulated garlic, salt, pepper
non stick cooking spray
1/8 - 1/4 c. flour (enough to dust work area)

Preheat oven to 350' F.

Knead bread dough if needed and cut dough into three pieces. 

Place dough on a clean plate.

Cover bread dough with a clean dish towel and let rise 1 hr.  if needed.

With clean hands, sprinkle some flour on a clean workspace.

With your hands roll 1 dough piece into a long strand on workspace.

Repeat process with remaining dough pieces.

Place 1 strand in the center on clean parchment paper.

Attach remaing strands to the middle strand at the top of the strands by pinching them together.

Spread out strands and braid 1 strand over the middle and do the same with other strand. Repeat braiding process with strands until bread is braided.

Crack egg in a clean bowl.

Add salt, pepper, parsley, garlic and mix egg with a clean fork.

Place bread on cookie sheet.

With a pastry brus,h brush egg wash over the bread and place bread in oven.

Bake bread for 30 to 40 minutes or until done.

Serves 6 - 8.

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

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.