Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday Eats!

Well everyone knows how much I just love hanging around the house every once in a while with my hubby & some good eats & drinks!

This drink my cousin Michele told us about and it's from Cooking Light Magazine! She was just in time since we were just at the store a bought a bunch of delicious GA peaches!

Peach Mojitos-

3 cups coarsely chopped peeled ripe peaches (about 1 pound)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 large limes)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
2 cups white rum
4 cups club soda, chilled
Crushed ice
Mint sprigs (optional)

1. Place peaches in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Press peach puree through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
2. Combine rind, lime juice, sugar, and mint in a large pitcher; crush juice mixture with the back of a long spoon. Add peach puree and rum to pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in club soda. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
Note: Use a wooden muddler to crush the mint mixture in the pitcher, if available. The procedure releases the mint's essential oils, melding them with the lime juice

SO nice & refreshing!

Well when your drinking you better be eating so I decided to make this recipe that my mother inlaw used to make for us! Only thing is she uses grapes and I used cherries since they were on sale at Whole Foods!

bunch of cut up cherries
1/2 jar pitted kalamata olives
3 TBS olive oil
3 TBS balsamic
fresh thyme

Combine everything into a baking dish and bake at 350 for about a half hour, let cool down a bit and serve on some bread with a soft spreadable cheese - we used herbed alouetta! SOOOO GOOD!

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