Thursday, July 21, 2011

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Beat the heat with this fabulous cooler!!!!

3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3 1/2 (12oz) bottles of beer, chilled
1 (12 oz.) container frozen raspberry concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
Garnish with Lemon and lime slices

1. Stir together raspberries, beer, thawed concentrate, and vodka.

2. Served over ice and garnish with lemon or lime slices.

3. To make ahead, stir together concentrate and vodka in a large container.
chill up to 3 days. Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shrimp, Watermelon, and Avocado Salad

This is a sneek peak at a recipe from my new favorite cookbook.
Meals made Easy by Real Simple. Book is available at Saucy's Cottage at Shady Hollow Flee
Market in Detroit Lakes and Bungalow in Scottsdale, Az. You will love it to. Lots of amazing recipes that are sooooo simple and delicious. Come on in at take a look.
1 1-pound package frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 avocados, cubed
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Juice of one lime
1 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place the shrimp, watermelon, onion, cilantro, jalapenos, and avocados in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, oil, salt and pepper. Pour vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently. Set aside for 10 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
Serving suggestions: Chill. Serve in beautiful glass bowl, or in individual glass containers such as martini glasses, ramekins, 1/2 pint jars. Fun presentation for your next party.

My Favorite Cookbook

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