Summer Favorites!

Good Morning Everyone!

So glad to wake up this morning and see the sun out.  Yesterday was pretty much gloomy all day and was perfect for a Monday because no one likes Mondays.

Anyways I wanted to share some of my summer favorite recipes.  I can’t take credit for these recipes because T’s mom Betty was the one to introduce me to them.  Thank you Mrs. Betty!

First off is a drink I like to drink on a very hot day or after a long day on the boat.

Frozen Whiskey Sours:

-1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate

-1 can of frozen lemonade concentrate

-1 can of frozen limeade concentrate

-One Fifth of your favorite bourbon

You might want to take the can’s of juices out of the freezer for a few minutes before you make this recipe otherwise they are too solid to do anything with.

You want to put all three cans of juices into a blender and then add your bourbon.  Blend until everything is mixed together and add ice as needed.  Then put into a container with a lid and store in your freezer.  The great thing about this drink is you can make it ahead of time and just pull it out of your freezer whenever your ready to use it.

I have to warn you this drink might be too strong for some people so I recommend either putting some water or extra ice in when you are in the blending process or once you are ready to drink it.

Another summer favorite I would like to share with you all is also something that was introduced to me by T’s Mama Mrs. Betty, Barefoot Contessa’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies!  Yummmmmmyyyy!

Here is the link to the Barefoot Contessa’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies:

http://www.barefootcontessa.com/recipes.aspx?RecipeID=571&S=0

( You might have to copy and paste this link into your web address box for it to work if by clicking the link directly does not work.)

This link actually takes you to the Barefoot Contessa’s Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe but is the exact same recipe as Chocolate Chunk Cookies just minus the white chocolate and good unsweetened cocoa Instead add 1 1/4 pounds of semisweet chocolate chunks!

This recipe can also be found in one of the Barefoot Contessa’s cookbooks called “Barefoot Constessa Parties!”.

This recipe also calls for a 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts but Mrs. Betty leaves out the walnuts when she makes them.  Again they are a great thing to make ahead of time and then put them in a Ziploc and pop them in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.

When we are down at the river we can always find a bag of these in the freezer and are great to take out on a long-boat ride.

This is all I have for right now but I will be posting pictures of these yummy treats soon and adding more of my favorite summer foods!

Have a great Tuesday!

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