Fishin' Beans

>> Thursday, July 9, 2009

1. fish
2. rice
3. green beans

I'm almost positive the fish was halibut. That's a big ol' spoonful of cooled lemon and caper butter sauce on top of the fish that I wanted to smear all over my knees and lick off at my leisure but instead I acted as though I'd imagine adults do.

In other news I need some beach reading! Not sure if I want to drive over to DI or just hit the local B&N.


Chicken & Couscous

>> Monday, July 6, 2009

It's the week before vacation which means work is pretty much guaranteed to suck extra hard. Also that I'm going to be eating some weird stuff. I like to use the week before a vacation to eat up all the crap that's been sitting around for a while. You know, the things that seemed like such a good idea when you were tossing stuff willy-nilly into the cart but then after you got home, well, not so much.

1. grilled chicken leg (marinated with lemon and 7 spice)
2. lemon and saffron couscous (Fresh & Easy box mix and better than I'd expected)
3. berries

Luckily this week happened to coincide with a holiday weekend - significantly minimizing my pain. I mean I do have berries after all. Remind me to tell you later about the 6 pound pork shoulder sitting in the fridge waiting to get in mah belly!


Recipe for the Remedy

>> Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Assemble your supplies.

3 cups of ice sitting in a bowl of water to soften (about 15 minutes)
one lemon
libation of choice

It should look something like this:


Cut the lemon in half and juice it directly into the blender. Dump in 1/4 cup each of sugar and vodka. Blend. Drain the water out of your ice and add it to the blender - you should have about 2 1/2 cups. Pulse until smooth.

Pre-softening the ice really makes a difference in the texture - if you don't you'll have little icy granules which isn't exactly the end of the world but isn't exactly what you're going for here either. Of course I'm sure this doesn't apply if you have a fancy blender. Like say a Vita-Mix 1700 Turbo Blend 4500 Countertop Blender with 2+ HP Motor. In which case yeah, yay for you. Whatever.

Anyway. Pour the lemonade into the glass. Leave what sticks to the bottom in there and throw in 1/4 cup of berries. Pulse a few times and pour on top of the lemonade.

Stick a straw in your glass and admire.

Sip contentedly. Avoid brain freeze.



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