STILL ‘ROCKING’ THOSE BALLS!!#TURKEY BALLS

I’m so proud of my turkey balls. They have come along way. Made them a few days ago chock full of amazing ingredients like finely chopped vegetables, spices, with a pinch of Chinese Five Spice. Great move! Those wholesome ingredients and aromatic spices gave my balls a  succulent and delicious finish. They were firm on the exterior and a melt in the mouth goodness.

TURKEY BALLS WITH A HINT OF CHINESE FIVE SPICE
TURKEY BALLS WITH A HINT OF CHINESE FIVE SPICE

Had to pull myself away from those balls. However, I developed enough control to place some for later in the freezer. So glad I did; because earlier on, I grabbed a few grape tomatoes, garlic, olives and other ingredients

SOME OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR HOME-MADE MARINARA SAUCE
SOME OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR HOME-MADE MARINARA SAUCE

and made a chunky home-made marinara sauce. I even added a splash of vodka along with a little sprinkle of feta cheese. All those ingredients placed the sauce to another culinary level.

Balls were then placed in mouth-watering sauce in order to absorb all the aromatic flavors. I then served same over a bed of whole-wheat spaghetti with a garnish of finely chopped parsley.

I was over the moon and so satisfied.

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, ONE SHOULD’VE A SCREWDRIVER AFTERNOON #SIESTA

I couldn’t help myself. It was the middle of the afternoon. I was hot and quite weary from my ‘laboring’ as my of us do. Guys, I had an excuse; it’s my day off (well, night off). And, what does one do on their day off? I had to unwind and let my weave down. The other day, a good friend of mine brought over a bottle of vodka. I couldn’t ignore the Grey Goose on my counter. Moreover some fresh Florida oranges were perched in close proximity. You talk about a perfect match!

In rapid fashion, I squeezed a juicy orange and added same to a glass loaded with ice cubes. To that I added a shot (well, it was more of a shot and a half of vodka. I hope it wasn’t two.) Already, I was super-excited and couldn’t wait to pucker-up to this smooth and refreshing cocktail. I did a quick pull with my straw. Yes guys, I love to drink my cocktail with a straw. Hmmm, the taste was just as I thought; quite cool, citrusy and smooth.

As I went for my left-overs of curried chicken,

CURRIED CHICKEN THIGHS WITH STEAMED ASPARAGUS
CURRIED CHICKEN THIGHS WITH STEAMED ASPARAGUS

I spotted some left-over fresh pineapple juice I made over the week-end.20150628_154535 (2)

I had a perfect plan. As I reheated my curried chicken, I fetched pineapple juice. And what do you know? I added a splash and stirred. Oh, by the way, I’m having supper for lunch.  I did a second taste. Guys, I was on cloud nine. It brought back sweet memories when I used to guzzle down a few of these glasses. Oh, but not now! I’m a super conscious gal who believes in a fine balance. One or two I choose to go.

After indulging in my curried left-overs, I reached for my stiff screwdriver (well, perhaps it was more than a screwdriver).  I sipped my way to a better place. With my air-conditioning close to 69 degrees, I reached for my throw, and settled in that sweet spot on my couch. ‘La la’ land was beckoning and I had to surrender.

Cheers!

JUST IN TIME FOR ST. PADDY’S DAY ##A REFRESHING CUCUMBER DELIGHT

Once again, it’s that time of the year. Yes guy, it’s St. Patrick’s Day again. Although it wasn’t officially the day over the week-end, that didn’t stop enthusiasts to celebrate the luck of the Irish in the street parades. The bars and the eateries were loaded with all the Irish dishes and green drinks to attract customers.

So to acknowledge and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve made a cucumber juice to set off the official day. It’s made up basically of fresh cucumber slices, the juice of limes along with cold water. All ingredients were placed in a standing blender and I had a healthy green drink for this day and  anytime of year.

To make this drink even more amazing is to input a shot of vodka and serve same over cracked ice. Now, that would make one do the ‘River dance’. Salud!Happy St. Paddy’s Day!