mojito Monday; I've been sipping the mint packed, cocktail goodness.
And for this month's Secret Recipe Club things haven't changed too much. This cocktail may not a my regular mule or mojito but it's got the mint and the citrus so it was calling my name!
I browsed over Karen's blog, Karen's Kitchen Stories, from one mouthwatering recipe to the next. Baby baked burritos, caramelized onion jam, tomato, corn, and chipotle salsa, and apricot braided loaf are just a handful of the numerous recipes that caught my eye. But in the end a cocktail claimed the victory.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
I am always making various Mexican inspired dishes and one of my staples is my MaMaw's enchiladas. Since these are a regular on our meal rotation I typically have a can of red sauce and a packet of dry mix on hand at all times...just so I'm prepared when the craving hits.
It seems like I've let me planning and preparedness falter just a bit. I typically take a quick inventory of my pantry and spice rack before I head to the store to ensure there aren't any "staples" I need to restock. The past few times I've had enchilada mix on my list, but inevitably I've returned home, unpacked my groceries only to notice I didn't get any of the spice packs I needed.
Monday, August 17, 2015
So, we met up with a few friends and did just that. The kids had a blast; swimming, sliding, lounging in the little lazy river and running all over splash island. While they were keeping themselves busy the adults got a chance to visit and catch up.
I was telling my friend about the #mojitoMonday series I was doing this summer and she was beyond excited! We chatted about some of the various flavors I had made and then asked if I had made a frozen mojito yet. No. I said, and that quickly followed with an "I don't know why in the world I haven't". She told me she had gone to a restaurant that featured frozen mojitos and it was one of the best drinks she'd sipped on.
Friday, August 14, 2015
I've always heard that soaking oats for at least a few hours and even overnight allows the oat to soak up that liquid and become more plump and fluffy. Which in turn yields an amazing bowl of oatmeal. I guess there is some truth to that statement, especially since overnight oatmeal has really taken off.
There are countless recipes floating around for all types of overnight oatmeal; from basic to ones with all kinds of add-ins. The options are truly endless.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
This club wrap has everything we all love about that mile-high club sandwich at our favorite sandwich shoppe, but since it's rolled up in a nice little wrap it's easily portable and everything stays in place. It's perfect for school lunches, in the car or just a nice switch from the basic pb and j.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Sinking my teeth into one of those was shear joy.
I still enjoy those crunchy, krispie treats. I enjoy their taste, gooey-ness and all and I also love whipping up a batch with my little man.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
It's one of those things that's a blank canvas and can be customized by adding as many different ingredients are as few as you like. Grab a rotisserie chicken at the store, boil your own or use leftover grilled chicken. The options are endless.
Monday, August 10, 2015
It was then that I was introduced to ginger beer and all it's refreshing goodness. There's nothing quite like it.
It was love at first sip and from then on I was addicted to the mule and one of it's star ingredients, ginger beer.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Well, I'll tell you why. Liege Waffles.
These are only the most amazing waffles that will ever pass through your lips. No, seriously.
I was skeptical at first. I mean, I thought a waffle is a waffle is a waffle. Yes, there are different variations, different methods and those with "secret ingredients" that deem them the best. But, in the end, they pretty much all have the same consistency, texture and so on.
Monday, August 3, 2015
This southern elixir has long been a staple in my life.
Perfect to sip on during the hot summer days, even more refreshing with a splash of lemonade. Heck, I'm so partial to the stuff I even dedicated a whole week to treats, cocktails, and beverages that featured this southern stuff.