Monday, June 16, 2014

Summertime and Margaritas

When I think of summertime I think of flipflops, swimming pools and margaritas.  Every summer I am always on the lookout for the perfect margarita.  There is just something about a bright warm summer day that calls for me to pull up a patio chair and sip on an ice cold sweet and tangy frozen margarita.

 Picture from Food Network Tylor Florence

Today with the popularity of Pinterest the recipes are endless.  I even created my own  Margarita Board.

Here is a recipe I love that is simple but very yummy!

The Ultimate Margaria

1 lime, halved
coarse salt
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, about 4 limes
1 tbs sugar
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, Grand Marnier
1/4 cup triple sec
1 cup gold tequila
1/2 can quality larger style beer

to salt the margarita glasses, rub the outside rims of 4 big glasses with a cut lime and press them lightly into a plate of kosher salt, to coat.

Combine the lime juice, sugar, orange liqueur, Triple Sec, tequila, and a big handful of ice in a cocktail shaker or blender.  Shake the margarita really well, for a good 20 seconds, add a splash of beer and strain into the salt rimmed glasses filled with ice.  garnish with a lime wheel.

Enjoy! and happy summer!

Recipe from the Tylor Florence Cooking

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunday Supper Series June 9-15

Sunday Supper Series June 9-15

Monday: Slow Cooker Mushroom Chicken over rice; roasted broccoli
Tuesday: leftovers; roasted green beans
Wednesday: Campbell's Slow Cooker Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce over rice
Thursday: grilled pork chops; roasted potatoes
Friday: Fisherman Seafood Creole over rice
Saturday: leftovers
Sunday: grilled chicken; roasted potatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushrooms
Serves: 6
Cook Time: 10 hours
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves
2 (10 3/4 oz) cans of cream of mushroom soup
4oz Can sliced mushrooms
1. Place chicken in slow cooker
2. Mix together soup, mushrooms, pour over chicken.
3. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours.
4. Serve over rice

recipe from Fix-It and Forget It cookbook by Dawn J Ranck and Phyllis P Good

Chicken in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Makes: 8 servings
Cook time: 7 to 8 hours

2 cans (10 ¾ ounce each) Campbell’s condensed cream of chicken soup with herbs
1 cup dry white wine
quarter cup coarsely chopped pitted Kalamata olives
2 tablespoons capers drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup drained, coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
half cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1. Stir the soup, wine, olives, capers, garlic, artichokes and tomatoes in a 3 ½ quart slow cooker. Add the chicken and turn to coat with the soup mixture.
2. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Sprinkle with the basil if desired. Serve with rice, noodles or potatoes.

Recipe from Campbell’s slow cooker recipes

Fisherman’s Seafood Creole
Serves: 4
Cook time: 30 minutes

1 large onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons real bacon bits
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 can (14 ounce)’s stewed tomatoes
1 small can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
1 LB. Raw peeled deveined tails off shrimp
1 Frozen sliced okra
hot pepper sauce to taste

1. Heat the oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, celery and bell pepper to the skillet. Cook till tender.
2. Add the garlic, bacon bits, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir to mix. Add the tomatoes with their juice and the tomato sauce. Stir to mix. Cover the skillet and bring the sauce to a boil.
4. Add the shrimp and the okra to the skillet and stir to mix. Cover the skillet and cook until shrimp is almost opaque throughout, about four minutes.
5. Season with hot pepper sauce to taste. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about two minutes. To serve, spoon hot rice into bowls and top with the seafood Creole.

Recipe from Cheap. Fast. Good! By Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross

I'm linking this up to Menu Plan Monday  @ I'm an Organized Junkie.
and One Project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons