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Monday, July 3, 2017

Fun Summer Foods and Drinks

Bits and Pieces

Cook's Notes: Nobilo Wine is a good choice for this summer drink. And remember  the longer the fruits seep in liquid the more intense the flavor and color.
Frozen Coconut Limeade 
Cook's Notes: A very refreshing drink on a hot day.

Lakeside/Poolside/Seaside Snack Containers
Cook's Notes: A visit to the Dollar Store provides some easy inexpensive serving containers for your next poolside/lakeside/seaside gathering and food storage for a large picnic. Who knew a kiddie pool could be so versatile. 
Picnic Food 
Mexican Chicken Roll-Ups
Cook's Notes: 1-1/2 TB. taco seasoning can be substituted for the chili powder and cumin. To reduce calories use sour cream and cream cheese light. 
  • 12 oz. (1-1/2 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken) 
  • 1- 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tsp. finely minced garlic
  • 1 TB. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles, drained and patted dry with a paper towel
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • half a bunch of cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1 package burrito sized tortillas
  • Mix filling ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Spread 2 heaping spoonfuls of filling on each tortilla. Roll up and cover each roll tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate rolls and cut into slices just before serving. 
Beach Party Cupcakes
Cook's Notes: To recreate these very cute beachy cupcakes you will need a box of your favorite cake mix, frosting. sprinkles for the sand, a box of Teddy Grahams, Life Saver Gummies and Fruit Roll-Ups. Oh, don't forget a paper umbrella!

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