Friday, February 22, 2013

Feliz National Margarita Day! {Ghettorita Recipe replay with bonus track: PIRATE'S PUNCH!}

Ghettorita or Pirates Punch?
To celebrate the day....
please enjoy
this recipe
for the Ghettorita....

called the
around these parts...
ALL you need is equal parts.....
  • Tequila
  • Limeaid [frozen]
  • Sprite and
  • beer....

[to make it extra easy.... use the large limeade as your measuring cup and then one can sprite and 1 bottle beer per limeade container]

Stir up a pitcher and serve in a Wine Glass, Mason Jar or old Campbell's Soup Can..... it's all good... OLE!

Now.... as promised your bonus track!

 [featured in the foreground of the Rustyrita picture above]
1 Large can frozen limeade
1 can Malibu coconut rum
1 Can Captain Morgan
Fill blender with ice
Blend then add 2 Corona

[or Landshark if you are me ;P]

All I can say is never mind OLE! say ARG!


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Japanese Chef in Me {Michael Chang's Miso Soup}

 One Year Ago:
We love Miso soup.
David has asked me for years to try making it.
I asked one of my Facebook friends, Michael Chang of The Chef In Me, if he had a good recipe and he was quick to provide.

Two weeks Ago.
We love Miso Soup.
I comb back through Michael's page until I find his note to me with recipe.
I comb for all my ingredients. I order.
They arrive.
I cook.

That's it.
So good.

Try it.

What you need:
1 gallon water
a piece of konbu (dry seaweed)
1 cup of miso
1 TBSP Hon-dashi (Japanese fish soup stock)
1 TBSP mirin (sweet rice wine)
1 tsp of sake.
1/4 cup wakame (salted dry seaweed)
tofu cubes (I used whole pkg = 1 lb?)
2-3 scallions chopped, green and white parts

In large stock pot add 1 gallon water and a piece of konbu and bring it to broil. Once boiling add 1 cup of miso, use a whisk to dissolve.  Then add Hon-dashi, mirin and sake. Remove the Konbu.  Add wakame, tofu cubes and scallions and simmer for at least 30 minutes for tofu to absorb the flavors.

I then refrigerated and put 2 servings in crock pot each morning on low to enjoy for lunch..... YUM!

Did I mention WE LOVE MISO SOUP?
Well, we do.
And I make awesome Miso..... Thanks Michael for teaching me how <3

p.s. be sure and check out Michael's Page on Facebook

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Be Mine {A Valentine's Day Menu}

So, IF I wasn't going out to Maravo for a FABULOUS, fun, romantic Valentine's Day meal for my Valentine's Day.....  

THIS is what I would make for Loverboy....

We would start with
Classic Swiss Three Cheese Fondue.....

then relax and recoup with a lovely salad with Winter Fruit with Baby Greens and Champagne Vinaigrette

and then of course it wouldn't be a special meal without the beloved Short Rib Risotto

 and then to stick a fork in us nothing
says L.O.V.E.
like a slice of
Mile High Cake
with White Chocolate
 Butter Cream Icing

Bon Appetit and  
Happy Valentine's Day.... hope it's full of LOVE <3

or I could be full of shit..... there's a possibility that with 3 kids and my Dad living with us that if we stayed home it would just be another weeknight dinner.... YAY for going out!  All you couples pre/post/sans kid make this menu and SAVOR the moments :)

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Mardi Gras! {Jambalaya & King's Bread Recipes}

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, and of course, this being America, it will be followed by Even Fatter Wednesday, Obese Thursday and Fat-Ass Friday. --Jay Leno
Just popping by to remind you to get your
Jambalaya a la Grasshopper
King's Bread

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