Sunday, October 24, 2021

It's 5 o'clock in Margaritaville

 I'm trying very hard not to waste foods. I haven't completely mastered it, but I think I'm getting there. My grocery bill has sky rocketed and it would be nice not to be wasteful. 

I had a couple of limes sitting in my fridge that needed to be used so I thought .... let's try making home made margaritas ... Barefoot Contessa Style! 

Hum ... I need Tequila and Triple Sec ... off I went to the liquor store. 

As I proceeded to make the recipe, Saturday night was looking to be an enjoyable and relaxing night. Hum .... much too tart, needs a bit of sugar.

They were yummy ....

As I sipped my second Margarita ... enjoying the fruit of my labour, thinking .... now that's life .... that is ... until it hit me like a ton of bricks. OMG, it dawned on me that the Barefoot Contessa likes her alcoholic drinks strong ... BANG! 

What I thought was going to be a somewhat productive evening ended up with me just sitting there on the couch ... in a zombie mode ... listening to music. Nothing accomplished that night except using two (2) limes! lol

The first time I make a recipe, I don't usually question and follow the instructions ... I certainly was not thinking that night. She calls for the following per serving:

2 Ounces of Tequila
2 Ounces of Triple Sec 

You can bet I wont be making that mistake again! Oh, and more limes on my grocery list!


Saturday, October 16, 2021

I truly stink ....

At pita making/baking, that is. Although one did pop properly. Statistically, one out of eight is not a great stats!

So, I've resolved myself to making pita for the purpose of ... pita chips! I do make a mean pita chip if I do say so myself!

Home made pita chips are so much better than store bought. Aside from the fact that you don't have all those preservatives, mine are soft yet crunchy ... perfect for Bruschetta.

I know ... it's not how you traditionally eat Bruschetta ... but it's so good! I do make a mean Bruschetta. It's so easy to make, I don't understand why I hadn't done it sooner. Want my recipe?


3 - 4 Plum Tomatoes

3 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 

1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt (adjust to taste)

1 Garlic Clove (I use a micro grater)

1 tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped (I wing it!)

It's that simple!

The key is to have a good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Those are the two things I do not skimp on. It makes all the difference in the world. 

Well, best be going ... the Shoppe Troll is coming over for Bruschetta! Catch you all later!

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