Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I’ve gotten to the stage where I am cooking and eating in a lot more. Why? The last three times I’ve eaten out, the food has been run of the mill at best and they were at 3 highly recommended restaurants.
I’m disappointed. I can’t rely on Michael Coons to feed me – although he has a cooking class almost every week. More about Michael in a few weeks when I do another tasting in his kitchen. The last one was incredible.
My standards are very high and simple when it comes to food…when I spend money to eat out, I expect good food.
Sourcing ingredients here has been somewhat difficult but I am gaining confidence as I cooked another terrific Sunday dinner at home. I’ve never been a huge fan of Rachel Ray but this recipe was good. I savor the fresh peaches as long as they are in season.
Of course, the Watermelon Margarita helped boost my confidence. So much so I had to have two.
Chicken and Peaches
Recipe by Rachel Ray
2 tablespoons butter
Add the chicken breasts to the pan and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 12 minutes, then remove to a plate and cover with foil.
This was both delicious and strong. A few sips and I was already looking for my second one.
You can switch out the fruit. I tried it with rum and loved it.
Blender Watermelon Margarita
Makes 1 cocktail
4 to 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 parts tequila
1 parts vodka or rum
Dash of triple sec
2 cups mashed watermelon flesh, seeds removed
3 tbsp. sugar
3 cups crushed ice
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into the glass and garnish with watermelon or a lime wedge.
Posted by Susan York at 2:17 PM