Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Another food weekend

Actually, yesterday was really our only “focus on food” day. And it wasn’t on purpose that we focused on food. But I was off, the hubby was off, and the dog just wanted to lie in the yard, so why shouldn’t we heat up the grill?

Tanning all day tires this baby out!
Okay, first, to grill appropriately, you need a good drink. And this one isn’t going to do anything but make you fat and happy. But it’s the latter part that counts, right?

Recipe No. 1: Fake strawberry mojito

Oh, yes, and that’s my official Cheers glass from the Cheers in Boston. When I need a pretty, fun glass, I pull this one out.

1 can frozen limeade
1 cup frozen strawberries (TRUST ME, go unsweetened here)
Juice from two limes
Sprite. Sprite. Sprite.

The recipe called for one cup of Sprite (I used Sprite Zero), but because I used sweetened strawberries and frozen limeade, let me tell you: this sucker was SWEET. I was dousing it with extra Sprite every few sips because it was a little sweeter than what I preferred.

But it was soooo good. I fixed me up two of these suckers and have a spare in the freezer waiting for another great afternoon.

Recipe No. 2: Grilled chicken with spinach and melted mozzarella

I don’t have a picture for this because we gobbled it down before I could get a decent pic. That should tell you how delicious this chicken is. I cannot describe how much I want to make this again. Like tonight. But I can’t. Because I ran out of chicken and refuse to go to the grocery store this week unless I have nothing but a can of Rotel and a package of Ramen left in my cabinets. Because I hate the grocery store.

Anyway, I digress, but the recipe can be found by clicking here. Oh, and to offset the fake strawberry mojito, this recipe is actually healthy!

Recipe No. 3: Banana boats

Yeah, like I said, we ate a LOT yesterday. I got a craving for something sweet, and this was, ahem, relatively better than some other sweets I could have made. You just need three things: a banana, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Oh, and a grill. That would probably be helpful.

Open up the banana and stuff in as many chocolate chips and mini marshmallows as you can. Or, if you’re like me and did not have any mini marshmallows, dice the big ones up into four parts and then stuff them in. Roll in aluminum foil, toss on the grill, relax with your dog, cat, and fake strawberry mojito, and get ready to indulge.

It’s like having a hot banana split. It’s soooo good. And I can convince myself that it’s, um, yeah, healthy. Bananas are healthy, right?

So there you are! Three recipes that are perfect for this ridiculously hot end of May. If you try them, let me know how you like them!


Brooke said...

i love bananas. i love marshmallows. i love chocolate chips. i love my husband manning the grill.

win X 4!

Sommer said...

i just have one question:

why did you make fauxjitos?

i cannot fathom.

Jana Davis said...

Thanks for the link to the chicken! I wrote it down and it's going in my recipe box, yay!

Meredith said...

That non-alcoholic mojito just may be my saving grace this summer!

sara said...

I saw that banana recipe on Pioneer woman and I am dying to try it!!!!

misti said...

Haha fauxjitos!

Ok. Next time I'm in town... you, me, and that chicken.

I haven't seen you in decadaaades! Blah!!

Tara said...

So, I was with you with drool slipping on my chin until you got to the part about the marshmallows. So I just skipped it and went back to the chicken. Man, that sounds delish!