Came home from a BBQ last night, ready to dish and post pictures, but my computer at home decided not to cooperate and won’t start up. Second time I’ve had a problem, and the computer is only 7 months old! Argh! Hopefully I can get it fixed tomorrow, but in the meantime, there won’t be a new post tonight.
Went to BBQ last night and had a delicious steak. J doesn’t cook much, but Her Husband made some great steaks. Grilled perfectly medium-rare, it was topped with creamy Boursin, garlic, and red onions. I’ll have to get the recipe. I brought one of The Husband‘s favorite desserts … Mini Cherry Cheesecakes. The recipe makes 24, so I usually only make it when I have a specific reason, as opposed to just for us, because I know he will polish off the entire batch himself. I also brought one of my signature alcoholic drinks, White Wine Strawberry Sangria. A great summer drink, the berries are very interchangeable. I couldn’t find the Strawberry Schnapps from local stores yesterday and didn’t have enough time to go to our favorite liquor store, so I subbed Raspberry Liquour and added fresh raspberries with the strawberries. J and I polished off the entire pitcher ourselves. I love this drink because it doesn’t taste overtly like alcohol. Being a typical girl, I tend to like the fruitier, non-alcohol tasting drinks, and this one always fits the bill, and a frequent resident in our refrigerator.
Planning on grilling burgers tonight for dinner, still perfecting my entry for Sutter Home’s contest. I’ll also be making a new Macaroni & Cheese recipe for Nicholas from the Endangered Recipes cookbook that my sister got me last week, and a New England Maple Syrup Salad Dressing for a salad starter.
Off to go to visit a farm with Nicholas and his “girlfriend.” Sure to be a busy week this week; until tomorrow…
White Strawberry Sangria
1 bottle dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc (White Zinvandel is also a good choice, and yesterday I used Wild Vines’ Strawberry Zin)
1/2 cup strawberry schnapps
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
Whole strawberries (optional)
In a 2-quart pitcher stir together wine, strawberry schnapps, and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add sliced strawberries and chill for 1 to 4 hours. Serve over ice. If desired, garnish with whole strawberries. Makes 5 or 6 (about 8-ounce) servings.