Sunday, May 7, 2017

Virgin Mint Julep

Virgin Mint Julep

1 can lime concentrate
1 can lemonade concentrate
2-2 liter bottles fresca or lemon lime soda
1- 2 liter bottle of ginger ale
2 lemons squeezed
2 limes squeezed
pebbled ice
creme de menthe syrup to taste

 Mix all ingredients together except creme de menthe syrup. Laddle into cups and let each individual add the amount of creme de menthe to taste.
Fun and refreshing. Great to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pressure cooker Puerto Rican Pink beans...with a Brazilian twist

Puerto Rican beans and rice!
  1. 1 pound dry pink beans (sorted and rinsed)
  2. 4 slices bacon (or a whole pound of bacon) diced
  3. 1 small-medium onion, diced
  4. 5-6 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  5. 4 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken or beef, or even water instead)
  6. 1 cup water (more if desired, for "soupier" beans)
  7. 1 small can tomato sauce
  8. 2 packages sazon seasoning
  9. 4 sofito frozen cubes

in your pressure cooker saute bacon when almost done add chopped onion and garlic let cook for 3 more minutes. 
add the rest of the ingredients.
put lid on and place valve on closed and set pressure cooker on 60 minutes and let cook. Quick release the pressure cooker. Test beans for tenderness. If it needs more time, cook longer.  Serve over cooked rice