As promised…here is the pre set up for tomorrows Cinco de drinko celebration. This is the sample batch of Sangria. You know how important it is to test the product ahead of time…guess that gives you an idea of how I will spend the rest of my evening? Test-test-test, after-all someone has to be a taste guinea pig. ;0)So…here is the fast how to…Google mustache images. There are tons that have full pages of different mustache images on one page. Print out the images, cut out the mustache shape, tape it onto the glass and trace with a sharpie. Pull off the tape, fill in the tape gap with the sharpie and then paint inside the trace marks with black glass surface paint. I used Martha Stewart found at Micheal’s. The paint drys pretty fast, but it’s incredibly forgiving if you catch it in time.For the Sangria…I used a Cabernet moderately priced (no box on wine served here). These portions are based on using one bottle of wine, so multiply the ingredients if you are serving a larger ground. One bottle of wine, 1/3 cup of orange triple sec, 2 cans of Hansens’s mandarin lime cane soda, 2 sliced oranges, 3 sliced limes, 2 squeezed limes, 4 cuties sliced, 2 cuties squeezed and be sure to have extra for garnish. Most sangria’s require brandy added. I omit the brandy because I get a monster headache when I mix alcohol. If you choose to add brandy, most recipes call for 1/4 cup to one bottle of wine. So…that’s the scoop! Have a festive Cinco, be safe and love to all of you. xoxo
An awesome simply salad is what you get when you decide at the last minute to add a salad to the dinner menu that needs to feed twelve people, but you don’t have all the “stuff, shit, crap, produce”, you need. So, here is how it goes…I open the fridge, I have romaine, I have tomato’s, I always have avocados and a never ending supply of virgin “Oh-please let her keep the v-card” olive oil; add a dash of flavor and Ta-Da, it was simple and awesome! Give it a go and let me know? xoxo
Awesome simple salad
Published: March 18, 2013
Prep:8 to 10 minutes mins
An awesome simply salad is what you get when you decide at the last minute to add a salad to the dinner menu that needs to feed twelve …
Start with the hearts of romaine. Cut off the dark green ends "I usually go about one inch in". Then cut off the root end, exposing the stalks. Cut the stalks in half down the middle of the length of the stalk, make a final cut across the long stalks to cut them in half. Wash, spin or dry the leaves and lay them into a salad bowl. Cut, peal and quarter the avocado slices. Squeeze 1/2 cut lemon on the avocados to keep them from browning and place them on top of the romaine. Rinse the tomato's and place them into the salad bow. In a glass or small blender, mix the VOO, balsamic, mustard, lemon juice, salt, herbes of Provence until smooth. Drizzle the salad with the dressing. Top with Gorgonzola and pepper. Ta-Da!
Hey love’s, I’m just checking in. The power went out for about 30 minutes today. When it was restored, my big computer where I save all my drafts would not start again. Seriously? I’m not certain how to classify this, computer meltdown, or mine???
I managed and took a few good pics of upcoming posts…. xoxo