This recipe has become a Christmas standard in this house. Each year I think I will not make these, and each year one of the boys will say, “When are you making those peanut butter balls?” It’s one of their favorites. So alas, I make them each and every year.
This recipe is pretty big. It’ll make approximately 4.5 dozen 1-inch balls. So this year I cut the recipe in half, because with all the other sweets and goodies going on in this house I really don’t need an extra 30 peanut butter balls tempting me or my thighs! I’ve put the full recipe here for you.
First thing I need to say is that this is not my recipe. I don’t know where it originally came from, but after a brief googling session I realized that it is a more commonly known drink than I had thought.
I first had this drink on the island with my girlfriends and we loved it. So one evening after a grueling 20 minutes of deciding what we were drinking that night, we decided to call our bartender friend (who turned us on to this delish cocktail) and asked her for the recipe. You can find variations of the recipe all over the internet, so by all means play with the ingredients as you like and see what works best for you.
Now, it is called Patron Punch but let’s be honest, Patron costs near a weekend rental in the Bahamas (ok, so I exaggerate) and while the drink is at its prime if you use Patron, I promise a lesser tequila such as Quervo will still be tasty indeed.
2 oz. tequila
1/2 oz. citron
1 oz. cranberry juice
splash of Roses sweet lime juice
In a shaker put ice and measure out your ingredients. The pineapple juice is the filler so for two servings, which this recipe is, I’d venture approximately 10 oz. of pineapple juice. I say this because some people like a juicier drink while others want to really taste the alcohol. I’m a big fan of putting some of the filler into the shaker with the ice and then adding more as needed once you get the drink poured into a glass. Make sure you have ice in your glass as well and strain the drink from the ice in the shaker.
Garnish with citrus rind(s) and fake cherries on a plastic sword
The best foods for a day of munching in front of an awesome game with friends is always bite-sized. This way you can load up your plate with lots of yummy things to taste without feeling like you’re eating 10 meals. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s Super Bowl Sunday. We’re all going to be eating about 85,372 calories anyway…. Of course, there are also several other fabulous things to eat on game day, so if you’re going to pull out the crock pot (or 5) there’s plenty of hearty soups and deliciousness to be had.
Ok, yeah, it’s the 6th already. I am a little late. BUT a lot is going on right now. I’m sure some of you have noticed with my lack of posts and all. I needed a break. Like a BIG break. There are some big things going on over here right now and it’s going to take some time for things to settle down (assuming they will).
I’m fine. Everyone’s fine. No one is sick, or hurt, or fighting. I’ve been focusing mostly on Number Two and his ADHD issues. I’ve (and the doctor) changed his meds- working out those kinks- and struggling with his completely inept school. We’re in the process of establishing new doctors, both physical and therapeutic, and these things take time. I have been consumed, not to mention throwing Christmas into the mix, which was lovely by the way. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday as well
I’m still seeing all the fabulous foodie posts. Most of you are still busy cooking and blogging. Thank God for all of you out there in virtual land, or else I’d never be inspired enough to feed my family. I don’t normally get overwhelmed- but when I do- watch out. I’m practically useless in every other area.
Things will straighten out as they always do. I just wanted to put something out there. You’ve all been quite loyal readers and I appreciate every one of you. Have a great start to a new beginning. I hope 2014 will treat you well.
I couldn’t resist putting together a post of the sliders I’ve made this year. These are one of my newest obsessions- seeing what can be made into a mini sammie. They are all so delicious and you will have fun eating them. Click the pictures to take you to the recipe.
I am in the kitchen a lot this time of year. Every Christmas we host a dinner for all my hubby’s employees so I am always looking for new and delicious recipes that are easily prepared and served for a crowd to make for this event. So this month I have a lot of new recipes I plan to make, and as usual red links will show up for each one as posted.
Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts
Christmas Tree Cheese Board
Olive, Bacon & Cheese Bread
Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Palmiers
Main & Sides:
Sea Scallops in Saffron Sauce
Wild Mushroom Ragout in Puff Pastry
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Mini Maple Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Brown Sugar Maple Whipped Cream