Right after fresh picked strawberries, frozen grapes are quite possibly my favorite Summer fruit. They taste like little popsicles. Seriously! If you've never "made" them then consider this your call to action. It's so easy you'll wonder why you haven't done it ten times already this month. Plus, you can use them as ice cubes in cold drinks!
Ingredients: Grapes (any kind)
Instructions: Rinse grapes and remove them from the stems. Place in a big ziplock or freezer container and allow to freeze completely. I like to do it overnight so they are frozen through and through. Remove and enjoy!
Next to the fabulous avocado, this is my perfect food. Not over done, very yellow-orange (the more orange the better) and oh-so-nice to have any time of day. If you ask me a properly cooked egg is the true test of a cook. I'm still working on my frying technique but this even I can do!
My Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
6 eggs 1 pot salt cold water
Gently place eggs into the bottom of your pot and fill with cold water until eggs are covered with about an inch of water. Place on stove and bring to a soft rolling but not wild boil. (Too much jostling will crack your eggs.) Let it boil for 2-3 minutes then cover and remove from heat. Allow them stand for 30 minutes undisturbed. Tip: Set a timer or you'll forget about them! Rinse with cool water and enjoy with a few pinches of salt or place them in the refrigerator for later eating.
This slaw is my solution to the practically no vegetables in the house scenario. I made roasted garlic + olive oil chicken tenders and baking powder dropped biscuits for Sunday dinner but still needed something else, somethingslightly healthier. Why, you ask? Because I know myself that well. I know that without a filling and healthy side dish, there will be nothing left to stop me from eating every single one of those fluffy, delicious and oh-so-slightly golden on the top biscuits.
LAST MINUTE SLAW
1/4 bag pre-cut slaw mix (or one big handful)
2 Tbsp light mayo
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1-2 Tbsp milk (I used skim)
salt + pepper to taste (I like mine peppery)
Whisk everything but the slaw together until combined, taste for pepperiness. Add slaw, toss to thoroughly cover. Eat.
Makes 1 serving.
And since I know you're wondering... here's a shot of those biscuits. I always use the recipe for them found in my trusty Betty Crocker Cookbook.
I still have a good amount of shopping and wrapping and making and cleaning and packing and card sending and cooking and working to do. Did you know that sugar cookies count as energy bars at Christmas time?
The best part of this cake is that chocolate buttercream. It is worth the time it takes to make the entire cake just to get to the frosting. You can trust me on this because I'm usually someone who scrapes off the icing to get to the cake. Mmm...