Friday Afternoon Kocktail time! Made up a slushy Strawberry-Banana Morgan cocktail, was really really good!
– 3 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
– 3 oz Banana Liqueuer
– a whole container of Fresh Strawberries (reserve a few whole ones with their green tops for deco), washed and cut up (put them in the freezer for an hour or two)
– Lots of Ice (2-3 cups)
In a blender, add the very cold strawberries and blend until pureed (if you want, I pressed them through a sieve, cuz I don’t appreciate the seeds stuck in my teeth!). Return the strawberries to the blender if you pressed them and throw in the Spiced Rum, Banana Liqueur and the ice (I like lots of ice, I used more than a cup, probably 2.5 cups). Blend and blend away. Once it is thoroughly blended pour into some pretty glasses and decorate with your whole strawberries….P-R-E-T-T-Y!! and yummers to boot!
French Toast. One of my favorite breakfast items. Although breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day, I do love French Toast for Brunch. Fills me up all the way to dinner time. Here is my recipe for the ultimate of French Toasts!
ULTIMATE FRENCH TOAST
– Thick sliced bread or Leftover French Bread, sliced (I had no french bread, I think leftover crusty bread is best)
– 2 Eggs
– 1/2 Cup Whole Milk (you can use any milk)
– 2 T. Plain Yogurt
– 1/4 t. ground Cinnamon
– 1/4 t. ground Nutmeg
– Dark Brown Muscovado Sugar for sprinkling
– Confectioner’s sugar for dusting (optional, I think it looks pretty)
– The best 100% pure Maple Syrup
Heat a pan on medium. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, yogurt and spices. Whisk well until fully combined. Add a pat of butter or margarine and swirl around in pan until melted. Dip your slice of bread into the egg mixture and get it all covered with the liquid. Put bread in pan and sprinkle with a little of the muscovado sugar. Cook both sides until you hear a hollow sound when the bread is tapped lightly. You only need a sprinkling of the muscovado sugar on one side. Transfer to a plate and add some fresh fruit slices or berries. Pour a little maple syrup and dust with confectioners sugar. Bonne appetito!
What’s better than hitting the poolside after a 3 hour bike ride…. DRINKS!! I came up with a concoction of a drink that quenched my thirst delightfully (heeheehee). I am calling it the “Latin Lover” … It’s a very simple recipe that calls for Rum…Mango…Rum…Strawberry…Rum and oh yeah the secret ingredient… R-U-M!!!
LATIN LOVER POOLSIDE REFRESHMENT (Adults Only!)
2 Mangos (fresh) cut up
1 Cup Fresh Frozen Strawberries
6-8 0z Light Rum
1 Cup Ice
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Sugar the rim of your glass. Add ice to the top. Pour in Blended Drink Mix. Garnish with a thin slice of green apple and a cherry with stem. Ummm yum yum!