Friday, January 13, 2012

A Few Quick Recipes

We all love the cherry/lime sodas from Sonic so I thought I would recreate them and surprise my family.


Juice 6 large limes and mix them with 1/3 can of apple cherry juice concentrate.


Mix it together and keep it in the refrigerator.


When you want a glass, mix it with Sprite O for a diet version or just plain sprite.


Tastes just like the Sonic version.



I like to keep some of this dipping sauce around to serve with crusty baguettes. It's a great way to use fresh herbs when you have them.

Pour 1 cup of good olive oil in a saute' pan. Heat it over medium heat.

Add 1 T. chopped rosemary, 1 T. chopped oregano, 1 T. chopped thyme, 2 T. sweet paprika, 4 diced garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves crumbled, 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes and some sea salt.


Whisk this for about 8 minutes.


Pour it in a jar and keep it in your refrigerator until ready to use. Then, bring it to room temperature before serving.




Here is an idea for brunch or lunch. From left to right....babaganoush, hummus, tzaziki, chick pea salad, tabouli, the dipping sauce from above, homemade pickles and roasted Turkish peppers. assorted cheeses and sausage, olives, baguettes and pita. A romaine lettuce salad with onions and green olives with a Greek dressing.

Everyone always seems to enjoy the assortment!

10 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Cherries aren't especially popukar over here for a reason I just can't figure out! I think it's one of the best berries there is :-)

That lunch looks like something I would like very much :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

What time should I be there for lunch? I poured my cherry/lime drink mixture over crushed ice. I guess I thought I was making a snow cone. haha The dipping sauce looks wonderful.

Barb said...

I'm definitely trying those drinks! I love limes. I'll let you know how the citrus loaves do with meyer lemons.

Guillaume said...

If I was not so tired tonight it is the kind of dinner I wish I could treat myself with.

Barbara F. said...

I love the mezes appetizers. I love all those dishes. The Cherry drink sounds good. You just made a perfect party menu. xo

Robin Larkspur said...

Great ideas, Joyce! I will like to try that dipping sauce. Sorry to tell you, but here in Syracuse we have gotten about 9 inches of snow today and it is still coming down. Very windy and frappin' cold! You'd love it!!

Pam said...

Mmmm....I could come for lunch anytime!!! ;)

Ina in Alaska said...

The cherry lime drink looks very refreshing! Happy weekend!!!

Pricilla said...

I can understand why....

Nellie said...

What time are you serving? I'll be right over!:-)