and I'll Cry if I Want To.

So, I needed a drink. My birthday sucked, and I want booze. I based this off of a drink they have at Outback called Captain's Mai Tai. Well, I didn't have any huckleberry or any pineapple, so I improvised.

It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To (Makes 2 16oz drinks)

2oz Grenadine
4oz Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
4oz Grape Juice
6oz Orange Juice

I like to keep my liquor in the freezer to keep it at it's coldest and about ten minutes before I make mixed drinks, I put the juices in the freezer also and then just stir them together in a large mug or a pitcher (also stored in the freezer). If I'm in a hurry, I'll shake with ice and then strain into icy glasses.

No Chicken and Dumplings (Serves about 4)

6 cups of veggie or chicken stock (I was out, so I used bullion in the same amount of water)
2 cups of roughly chopped mushrooms
1.5 cups of chopped carrots
.5 cup of frozen corn
4tbsp butter
2tbsp flour
4 uncooked refrigerator biscuits (I only had a can of eight, so I just baked off the remaining four)
1tbsp Celery Seed
1tbsp Garlic Powder
1tbsp Onion Powder

Get your stock boiling with the carrots and seasonings and then in a small frying pan, saute your mushrooms the butter until golden brown.

Sprinkle the flour on the mushrooms and stir, letting cook for a minute more before adding to the soup pot and stirring to dissolve the buttery floury mess.  Add frozen corn.

Cut your biscuits into pieces. I usually cut two into halves and then two into quarters so there's a few different sizes. Add them to the soup and then cover, on medium high. After about five minutes the biscuits will sink, so get in there with a spoon and stir to make sure they don't stick. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the broth is just a little thick.

Serve with crackers or the leftover cooked biscuits, if you have any.

If you wanted, you could also add diced or shredded baked chicken.

weebleroxanne: (Default)
( Dec. 30th, 2009 06:01 pm)
Reindeer Poop (Rum Balls)
Makes about 4-5 dozen, depending on size.
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar plus extra for rolling them in
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup dark rum (Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay Coconut Rum also works pretty good here)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup finely chopped, toasted walnuts
In large bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Pulverize the hell outta your vanilla wafers in a food processor or blender if you must. I usually toss the nuts in at the end and pulse once or twice just to chop them up pretty small. Add nuts and wafers to the bowl and mix up.

Add in your corn syrup and stir in about half a cup of rum. If your mix looks dry, stir in a bit more rum until it looks wet and is kinda sticky.

Take a pastry bag with a medium size tip (I just used a connector with no tip.) and load up with the mix. Squeeze out onto wax or parchment paper covered cookie sheet, either into the shape of little poop piles, or just little drops. The should be bite size.

Notice the runny ones in the background. Rudolph had deerarhea. *snicker* Sorry the picture's kinda shitty.  I make crappy jokes, don't I?

Slide them into the fridge for about an hour (freezer 15-20 minutes).

Roll the drops in extra powdered sugar or sift it on the little piles for a snowy look.

The drops you can serve room temp since they're completely covered in powdered sugar, but because the piles aren't, I'd reccomend serving them straight out of the fridge since they can get a bit sticky warm.

What's great about the piles, you can kind see the nuts and little hunks of vanilla wafer.



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