Sauvignon Fruit Splash

May 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm | Posted in Drinks, wine | 3 Comments

It wouldn’t be ME actually coming back to the blogging world if I didn’t have a wine related post right?  With summer being here, I’m going to start making all sorts of yummy new fruity alcoholic drinks for dinners outside.  I saw this recipe for Sauvignon Fruit Splash on one of my favorite blogs, Good Things Catered last year and just never got around to making it.  I decided this weekend was the time!  I love Sauvignon Blanc – one of my fave wines so this sounded right up my alley. 

From Good Things Catered:

Ingredients:
1 large bottle of a favorite, fruity Sauvignon Blanc
1 large bunch mint
1 splash (maybe 1/8 c.?) all natural grapefruit juice
1/2 c. simple syrup (I made my own)
1/2 c. fresh raspberries
1 bottle sparkling water

Directions:
-Rip mint leaves in half and lightly muddle into bottom of large pitcher
-Add a large handful of ice and pour in wine.
-Add splash grapefruit juice and simple syrup and stir to combine thoroughly.
-Add raspberries and refrigerate for at least an hour.
-Remove from fridge, add more ice, top with sparkling water and serve.

(Doesn’t it look fun in my palm tree wine glass??  I have a stemware addiction….)

Pig Rating:  The Pig isn’t huge on wine but he liked this one.  🙂  He definitely had his share of the pitcher!

Mrs. Pig Rating:  This was SO yummy.  I will definitely be making it again.  My mom will love it as well!  I will probably add less mint next time and more raspberries but I think that is a personal preference.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

May 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Posted in Grilling, Yummy Veggies | 4 Comments

I’m back!  Did you miss me?  I haven’t blogged in such a long time.  It seems like I go through spurts of trying new things out and blogging a ton then I go through a dry spell.  I am inspired though now that it’s summertime and I”m ready to make all sorts of yummy new things!

Last night Tommy and I decided to chill out and grill out at home instead of going out.  It was a perfect night for it and everything was so yummy!  I grilled chicken for me, sausage for him, AND I decided to try grilling out corn on the cob.  It seemed like it would be pretty easy and would be super easy since I was already standing at the grill anyway  🙂  I really didn’t have a clue how to even go about it but turns out it’s even easier than I thought!  Here is how I did it even though I think there are about a million ways it can be done:

Cut the excess tassles off the end of the cob and took off the loose husks.  I submerged completely the ears in a sink full of water for about 20 minutes.  Shake off excess water.  I then peeled back the husks and put butter, some garlic, and salt and pepper on the corn and pulled the husks back up.  I wrapped the ears tightly in foil.  Place them on a grill heated to medium high heat (I have a gas grill) for about 30-35 mintues.  You have to turn the ears about every 3-5 minutes so that it doesn’t char.  When you take the ears out of the foil the husks will most likely look charred somewhat and that is how they are supposed to look.  It will be HOT so make sure you use a dish towel or potholder to peel the husks off to eat.  Butter it up and eat it!  YUM! 

Pig Rating:  The Pig really liked this!  I only grilled it for about 30 minutes.  It could have been on for 35 so it was a little tough, but almost perfect.  🙂

Mrs. Pig Rating:  YUM!  I’m definitely going to start doing this more.  So easy and yummy and perfect for a summer time grill out!

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