i've dubbed this evening tipsy tuesday because that's what me, court, hatchel and the klutz are right now.
at about 4:30pm on tuesday court and i decided that we were going to drink wine on my deck and that i was going to whip us up a nice meal to enjoy.
flash forward to 7:30pm and i'm cooking dinner with a glass of belle glos pinot noir blanc (see right) in my hand.
so this evening i made a couple of my new favorite summer meals which not only are delicious but are ridiculously easy things to put together and i think you all should make them.
summer watermelon salad
feta cheese (crumbled)
red onion (chopped)
fresh mint (chopped)
balsamic dressing drizzle
i cut up a half a seedless watermelon as the base ingredient, covered it in crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh mint leaves. i add red onion because i like it but i think it can be optional. finally drizzle some balsamic dressing over the salad (i use the whole foods organic 365 brand), and toss everything together.
i think the salad tastes better chilled adding the balsamic dressing right before serving. and i know it sounds like a completely random gathering of ingredients but it's SO GOOD. try it.
peanut chicken lettuce wraps
boneless skinless chicken breasts
t marzetti thai peanut dressing
sriracha hot sauce
salt and pepper
julienned carrots and cucumbers
crispy rice noodles
cut the chicken into thin strips and place in a bowl. add salt/pepper, a tablespoon or more of minced garlic, and sriracha to taste depending on how hot you like it. add enough peanut dressing to heartily cover the chicken and mix. let sit for a half hour or so.
while the chicken is marinading prepare the bibb lettuce wraps and cut the carrots and cucumber.
add chicken to an olive oiled skillet and cook - i like to make sure there is plenty of the dressing in the skillet to help it simmer. once the chicken is finished let your guests make their own wraps adding chicken with sauce to the lettuce wraps, veggies and crispy rice noodles to taste then enjoy.
i highly recommend this meal combination - make it, it's tasty!
after dinner on the deck i realized that i haven't chosen the winner for my stove monkeys t-shirt giveaway giveaway contest and decided that what better way to choose than through a video!?!
now i must be tipsy on court's famous sangria because i'm letting myself be video taped, so please excuse my lack of make-up, grubby clothes, tired eyes and my hair not being done but that's me tonight and it's what you're getting.
and thanks to hatchel, the klutz and court for their awesome participation.
congrats to the winner, you loved the excitement in my voice didn't you? now go pick out your shirt of choice at stovemonkeys.com
editors note: the jerk is WEAK