Last official weekend of summer…..final big cookout, the last hurrah!!! But school just started…..you are super busy…..how can you get ready for that last summer fling???? Break out the Instant Pot and in a flash….Instant Pot Dijon Pulled Chicken is your new go-to recipe.
Instant Pots have been a God send to anyone with more things to do than time to do them. I don’t use mine as often as often as I’d like to, but writing a food blog gives me lots of leftovers. Cooking so much, and I must admit I do marathon cooking sessions, making 3 or 4 recipes in a day, we tend to eat pizza and popcorn ……..a lot!!! Continue reading “Instant Pot Dijon Pulled Chicken”
Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Mojito’s are a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Well….Tim and I don’t drink so, Watermelon Mock-jito. Perfect summer highball for those who do not partake!
It’s been a long time since Tim or I have had a real cocktail…..almost 15 years for Tim and 9 years for me. We by no means regret our choice, but sometimes we would like something other than water or coffee.
Pureed watermelon, with a touch of lime and sugar, (a great way to use left over watermelon) poured over muddled mint leaves and ice. If you don’t know what or how to muddle, check out the kitchn for a great tutorial. Short version….it’s mushed up stuff.
Top the watermelon mixture with sparkling water. My fav is San Pellegrino. When I first quit drinking, this was my go to in the summer, with a little raspberry lemonade.
Light carbonation, full of minerals, crisp, and refreshing, if you want to know more about this Italian sparkling water, the folks at Delish have the skinny, just click the link.
Garnish with lime slices, mint leaves, and watermelon if you desire.
Watermelon Mock-jito a refreshing, sweet, light summer drink that is the answer to a drink, for those who don’t drink.
If Sangria is more your thing check out our Pomegranate Moscato Sangria
3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
2 teaspoons sugar, divided
Fresh mint leaves
Sparkling water – I used San Pellegrino
Place watermelon, juice of 1 lime and 1 teaspoon sugar in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
In the bottom of each glass, muddle 2 mint leaves with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
Add ice to each glass.
Pour watermelon puree over ice filling each glass about half full.
Add in watermelon puree, filling about 1/2 full.
Top with sparkling water and garnish with mint, lime and watermelon if desired
Keywords: watermelon, mint, lime, mocktail, mock-jito, summer, drink, easy
Summertime and the living is easy……..Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Cream is a quick and easy summertime dessert. Perfect for juicy summer peaches.
August is National Peach month ……I’m a little early this year. In years past I have been a tad late with peach recipes……C’est la vie. Peach Almond Upside Down Cake and Grilled Peach Goat Cheese Salad are two of my favorite peach recipes. Click the links to try these recipes.
In the Midwest, really good peaches have a short window of time to enjoy….that time is NOW! Peach cobbler or crisp is always tasty, but when it’s 90 degrees in the shade, who wants to bake???…..not this gal!! Continue reading “Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Cream”