Sunday, July 24, 2011

Random Saturday Randomness

The mint on the deck is past its use it or lose it....time to make homemade raspberry mojitos before it is too late...and so we did!

Here is the recipe for all of you summer cocktail lovers
Raspberry Mojito
8-10 fresh mint leaves
6-8 fresh raspberries
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp fresh lime juice (juice of one lime)
2-oz light rum
club soda (approx 6-oz)

Later Rob picked some more zucchini from our garden (can you tell we are proud?)....I made a delicious side dish for our bbq dinner- stuffed zucchini

another recipe...definitely worth the work!
* 4 medium zucchini
* 1 medium onion, minced
* 1 (7 ounce) can roasted red peppers, chopped
* 1/2 green pepper, chopped
* 2 garlic cloves
* 1 egg, beaten
* 2 thyme, sprigs
* 1/4-1/2 teaspoon oregano
* salt and pepper
* 3/4 lb ground beef (or chicken, turkey, fish, 1 can of tuna, or other get the idea)
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 8 slices cheese (any kind really, we use Gouda or Gruyere, though this really is a matter of personal preference)
Change Measurements: US | Metric

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 55 mins 1. 1 Wash zucchini, and put in a pot of cold water (do not remove ends).
2. 2 Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes, maybe a little longer depending on the size of your zucchini.
3. 3 Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a fairly large skillet.
4. 4 Saute garlic first, then add onions, green pepper, thyme, and oregano.
5. 5 When the veggies begin to soften, add ground
meat (or whatever you are using), season with salt and pepper, and brown until cooked through.
6. 6 Drain off any excess grease.
7. 7 Set aside to cool slightly.
8. 8 When the zucchini have cooked through, remove from water, and allow to cool enough to handle.
9. 9 Slice cooled zucchini lengthwise, and scoop out center, leaving a little veggie flesh to form a"boat.
10. 10 "Mix ground meat mixture with the red peppers, and the scooped out zucchini (chopped), and the egg.
11. 11 Fill the zucchini boats with the mixture, and top each with a slice of cheese.
12. 12 Bake in a 375ºF oven for 20-30 minutes, until heated through, and cheese begins to bubble and brown.
13. 13 Serve hot.

I also got a present yesterday...celebrating the new job! We finally got a wine fridge that can store both of my reds and whites- so exciting! We later opened a bottle of wine that my old boss gave me 10 years ago! He told me to "save it for a special occasion!" So we did- thanks again Earl!

Dinner time and time to enjoy our summer supper...Diana is psyched that she stuck a plastic fork in her hair? She was just getting crazy because she knew where we were going after supper...yep Canobie Lake Park! This was her first trip...separate post coming soon! :)


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