Lazy Budget Chef: August 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

I’m dying to try something a bit more grown up when it comes to making Popsicles – infused with booze.

You want to try one, don't you?
I read that the Fountainbleu Miami Beach serves vodka popsicles at their poolside bar. Have you ever been to the Flountainbleu? If I close my eyes, I can still see their dreamy pools cape with a waterfall that looks over Miami beach and the ocean…………aaaahh!
I’d love to have my own taste of Miami beach in landlocked Ohio.

I don’t have vodka.

I’m too lazy to run to the store to buy some.

I rooted around in the pantry and pulled out a bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial The Balancing Act sent for me to develop recipes. Well, mixed drinks use recipes, don't they?

Actually Husband and I are using the Jose Cuervo for cooking. We have to make a few tweaks to the recipe before it's ready to post. However, the whole desire for Popsicles and arrival of Jose Cuervo Especial was fate. The Balancing Act sent it right after I came home from an out of state family emergency. How's that for timing? Thanks gals!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Asparagus and Tomato Stir Fry Saute Recipe

I did something a naughty.

I made a meal with food that Husband does not like.

Husband had to work late and was not going to be home for dinner. It’s the perfect time to make the asparagus he bought because he knows I like it.

Asparagus and Tomato Stir Fry Recipe
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Strawberry Panna Cotta

Summer is strawberry season! I thought that strawberries were a too spendy treat. However, now that I’m getting coupon and sale cycle information on We Use Coupons I find that I can afford strawberries much more often. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are a budget chef’s best friend.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Easton Farmers Market

Last week I visited the Easton Farmers Market. Yep, it is a weekly farmer’s market at a mall.  Oh, excuse me; Easton Towne Center is an entertainment and shopping experience.

In other words a fancy, schmancy mall.

How so?

There’s a free storage area called the Veggie Valet where they keep your produce purchases from the farmer's market cold while you shop the other stores at the mall.

Still fun though.

Yummy food too. Lookit.