Monday, February 8, 2010

Recipe Monday and some photos of the "Super Storm" in DC

Colleen over at the Nut House started "Recipe Monday" on her blog. While I am still neck deep in photos from Disney (not to mention the 30" of snow we got over this past weekend), I so wanted to share with all a few recipes that we just couldn't have lived with out this past weekend (and all are super easy to make)...

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Now, anyone that knows Keith & I well enough knows that we so love our "at home happy hour" cocktails! Even though they are super easy to make and my very own special concoctions, I am going to share the recipes for both cocktails featured here today with you all!

First up is the "Super Storm Delight"!

take one bottle of your favorite Raspberry Forte (we LOVE Tomasello Winery's brand)...

mix it with 16oz of Lemon-Lime Soda in your favorite pitcher...

stir until blended well (and foamy)

pour over some ice...

add an orange slice..

and than you'll have the "Super Storm Delight"!

*trust me ~ this cocktail is so good you'll find that before you know it, the whole pitcher will be gone...*


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My next recipe I am going to share with you all is a recipe I found on the Nut House blog about a year ago and since than it has become a family favorite and a necessity for anyone who is stuck inside ~ all weekend long ~ because of the "Super Storm" that hit the DC area...

Thank You Colleen for sharing this recipe with us ~ with me! It has truly become a family favorite! And one that I am sure will be passed on for generations...

now without letting you wait any longer, here is the recipe...

1 cup of sugar
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup of butter (melted)
1 cup of self-rising flour
and...
2 cups of fresh fruit of your choice (I used only strawberries this time)

Place fruit in lightly greased baking dish. Combine sugar, flour, and egg...once mixed...sprinkle over the fruit. Pour melted butter on top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.

next is my other cocktail special of the weekend...


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(I know another cocktail but we have been snowed in since late Friday night...)

This one I am calling, "A Little Bit Of Sunshine On A Snowy Day{weekend}"!

and here's how you make it...

over ice - in again - your favorite pitcher ~ pour...
two parts "Verdi" Spumante...
one part Limoncello...
and one part Orange Juice...
mix well...
garnish with orange slices to taste..
and there you have it ~ "A Little Bit Of Sunshine On A Snowy Day"!

(fyi ~ while we did enjoy this concoction I must admit it isn't as good as our "Super Storm Delight")


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And last but not least is my Crispy Corn Chip Chicken (which we had on Saturday night with some southwestern style corn and fried potatoes with some sweet onions)!

This was a recipe I sort-of created while trying to find something new & exciting to do with chicken...

take 2lbs of chicken legs (about 12-14 pieces)...
after rinsing off each piece of chicken, take each piece and dip & coat into 4 beaten eggs...
than coat each piece with a full bag of crumbled (flavored) Friots {we love using Friots Chili Cheese Flavored ones}...
place each piece of chicken on a baking sheet...
*top with melted butter ~ optional*...
bake in 400 degree oven for about an hour and there you have it ~ Crisy Corn Chip Chicken!



As I stated earlier, these recipes are sure to be a hit whenever you decide to try them and again - all are super easy!

(now onto the part two of this post)

As many of you have heard...we DID have a record breaking "Super Storm" here in the Washington DC area! This is the MOST snow I have even seen (so far in my life time) and I hope it is the last....We had over 30" of snow...let me repeat that over 30" of snow! It started Friday at 1PM and didn't stop until late Saturday night! These photos featured below we taken around noon time on Saturday afternoon. Seeing how it was a weekend we here at the Leonard household stayed in our pajamas, I didn't venture out too far from the front door (actually all I did was open the door and started snapping away). Anyway, here's is an idea of just how MUCH snow we got and why it was labeled the "Super Storm of DC"!

Photos from noon time on Saturday ~ while it snowed another 4" by the time the "Super Storm" was done...you can get the idea of how much.snow.we.actually.got.

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(that's Keith's vehicle that was slowly being buried...by all the snow we were getting)

Now after looking at these photos, I bet you can tell why I just had to include those fancy cocktails,that delicious dessert, and that amazing Corn Chip Chicken on this "Recipe Monday"!

***I can not get credit for naming the massive snow storm that dumped on our area this past weekend..."The Super Storm" for it was our local Channel 9 WUSA News station that was calling it "The Super Storm". I just found it "super" funny and it was truly my word of the weekend!***

8 comments:

Love Letters To China said...

Those recipes took very yummy! Thank you for sharing. I hope you were able to dig yourself out of your home after all that snow. I can't even imagine what it was like to see all that snow falling nonstop for so long. Keep warm!

Wanda said...

Wow....some fantastic recipes you've shared. Thanks. LOOVVVE all the cocktail concoctions.

Stay warm!

Colleen said...

well yummy yummy!!!! The pictures are gorgeous and wow that is a lot of snow...I love the drink recipes...mnnnnnnn and that recipe that you got from me is still one of my favorites...

Mister Linky site is down when it is up I will link you up : )

Marla said...

Wow, yummmm! Thanks for all the recipes!!!

And DANG that is a lot of snow! I don't know how y'all handle all that stuff. Stay warm!!!

Jboo said...

Wow -- all of those recipes sound and look yummy!!

What a snowstorm -- it looks lovely, but I know it can be such a pain. I keep hoping for an early spring, but that's happening in Nebraska this year! Take care.

Janet

The Sanders Family said...

Wow, this is making me hungry! Great photos of the storm too...and I thought we had it bad in Iowa!!!

Alyson and Ford said...

I think you were in the Storm of the Century! My Mom (in Maine) said that would be a huge storm even for their area! You had a great sense of humor and cocktails really help keep a positive attitude. Enjoy!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy (we have Champagne Sunday and don't need 30 inches of snow to enjoy!)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Look at you go with the recipes!!! Everything looks SO GOOD...especially the drinks!! I just got home from a VERY LONG day in Philadelphia and trust me, I could use one of your "Super Storm Delights"

Hope you had a Happy Monday!! I am up to my eyeballs this week with work. Things should slow down around Thursday. I will call you then:)

Luv Ya,

Lisa